Dental Bridge Treatment

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In the complex layers of oral health, the absence of a single tooth initiates a chain of health concerns that are more than a mere dental gap. When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth may shift or tilt, altering the alignment of our smiles. This misalignment can cause issues with biting, potentially leading to jaw pain, difficulties in chewing, and even digestive problems. Furthermore, challenges in clear speech may arise, potentially diminishing our self-confidence and effectiveness in interpersonal communication. 

Understanding the effect a missing tooth can have on oral health, it is crucial to seek professional care to address the issue promptly. A dental bridge is a prosthetic device that bridges the gap left by one or more missing teeth. It can restore both the aesthetics and functionality of the smile. This procedure not only fills the gap but also prevents the remaining teeth from shifting position, maintaining the proper alignment of the bite.

Types of Dental Bridge treatments at Vera Smile

At Vera Smile, we understand that each patient has unique needs and preferences. We offer a range of options to provide a dental bridge that not only looks and feels natural but also stands the test of the time for each patient. There are four main types of dental bridge treatment we provide.

Traditional Dental Bridge

Traditional Dental Bridge treatment is the most common treatment type. It is used when the patient has natural teeth on both sides of the gap created by the missing tooth.

Implant-supported Bridge

We use Implant-supported Bridge treatment for patients with natural teeth on both sides, but instead of natural teeth like the Traditional Way, the bridge rests on top of dental implants.

The Cantilever Bridge

The Cantilever Bridge is used for patients with only one natural tooth next to the gap. The bridge is supported by one side only. However, this is not a commonly used method because most patients go with implants in this case.

Maryland Bridge 

Maryland Bridge is the treatment method used to replace one tooth. We usually use this method for patients who cannot undergo dental implants due to particular circumstances. 

Our Dental Bridge Treatment Process 

Initial assessment

Before we proceed with the dental bridge procedure, we will thoroughly examine the damaged tooth and assess the patient’s oral health to determine the most suitable treatment plan. 

Tooth preparation

After choosing the right treatment plan, we will prepare the area by removing a thin layer of enamel from the tooth and shaping it to ensure it fits the bridge. This part is pain-free as we administer a local anesthetic to the area. 

Tooth impressions

We use physical mold and/or digital imaging technology to create an accurate teeth model. This allows us to craft a custom-made dental bridge that perfectly matches the natural teeth. While the permanent dental bridge is being fabricated at one of our partner labs,  we will place a temporary cap over the prepared tooth. This protects the tooth and maintains proper alignment until the final restoration is ready.

Dental bridge installation

After finishing construction, we remove the temporary caps and prepare to replace them with the permanent ones. We test it and make sure it matches your expectations. If our dentist approves the functionality and quality of the bridge, we finish things off by using a high-efficiency adhesive to bond the bridge once and for all.

What materials are used for dental bridges in Turkey? 

Selecting the right materials for the dental bridge is important as it plays a significant role in the overall success and durability of the treatment. At Vera Smile, we are committed to using the highest quality materials to create long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing dental bridges. Our extensive range of materials includes porcelain, ceramic, gold, alloy, and zirconia. Each material offers unique advantages and is carefully selected based on your needs, preferences, and budget. Our dentist will guide you in selecting the most suitable materials to achieve your desired smile. Make sure to contact us to learn more about this. 

How long do dental bridges last? 

On average, dental bridges last between 5 to 15 years, depending on factors such as oral hygiene, lifestyle, and the chosen materials. To maximize durability, follow your doctor’s advice and do not skip your regular dental visits. By following your doctor’s recommendations and maintaining good oral health, you can ensure your dental bridge will last longer.

How much does a dental bridge cost? 

The cost of a dental bridge varies depending on several factors, including the number of teeth needed to fill the gap, the chosen treatment, the materials used, the difficulty of placement, any additional required treatments, and the location of the dental clinic as well as the experience of your dentist. In the USA and the UK, the cost of a dental bridge can range from $700 to several thousand dollars per tooth. 

That is why dental tourism has become a popular option for those seeking quality dental care at a more affordable price. Especially Istanbul, Turkey, with its rich history and vibrant culture, provides a unique backdrop for those individuals seeking dental treatments. Dental bridge treatment in Turkey is more affordable and comes with an exciting trip, which makes it an attractive option for patients seeking high-quality yet cost-effective dental care. Contact us today to know what it will cost you to get a dental bridge in Turkey. 

Why choose Vera Smile for your dental bridge treatment?

At Vera Smile, we take the time to thoroughly assess your oral health and discuss your concerns and desired outcomes. By tailoring our treatment plans to your specific requirements, we ensure that you receive the proper and effective dental bridge solution.

Choosing Vera Smile for your dental bridge treatment means choosing a comprehensive and personalized approach to your dental care. Our experienced team, state-of-the-art technology, high-quality materials, and affordable pricing make us a trusted choice. We prioritize patient satisfaction and strive to deliver exceptional results, restoring smiles and confidence. Experience the difference at Vera Smile and schedule your consultation today.

Dental bridges offer a reliable and aesthetically pleasing solution for those with missing teeth. No matter your treatment type, the procedure is straightforward, and the results can be life-changing. Dental bridges provide a stable and secure replacement tooth or teeth, allowing you to speak, chew, and smile confidently. 

If you are considering dental bridges to replace missing teeth, schedule a consultation at Vera Smile today. Let us help restore both your smile and your oral health.

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Frequently Asked Questions

By filling the gaps between teeth, a dental bridge not only restores the ability to chew and speak comfortably but also prevents the shifting of adjacent teeth, maintaining proper alignment. It is a practical and cost-effective solution for individuals who prefer the simplicity and efficiency of a dental bridge over other treatments. 

Cleaning your dental bridge is similar to caring for natural teeth, but you may also need to cut your food into smaller pieces and add additional oral care to your daily oral hygiene routine according to your doctor’s recommendations.

While dental bridges offer many benefits, they have some disadvantages, such as decaying or damaging the anchor teeth, potential replacement over time, and the requirement of careful oral hygiene practices to prevent gum disease. Discussing these potential disadvantages with your dentist to determine whether a dental bridge is the most suitable option for your specific case is important.

The dental bridge procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring that you feel minimal pain during the treatment. Our highly skilled dentists will prioritize your comfort and explain the procedure step-by-step to alleviate any concerns.

Both dental bridges and implants are viable options for replacing missing teeth, each with its unique advantages and disadvantages. You must discuss your case with experts before determining which option is better.

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