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Dental Bridge

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A dental bridge is a type of fixed dental prosthesis used to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. Dental restoration through a dental bridge is one of the most common dentistry procedures in the world today, due to its reliability, affordability and simplicity.

Dental bridges come in the form of one of the following three:

● Traditional dental bridges – a crown is created on either side of the missing tooth and a pontic is placed in between. This is the most common type of bridge. Preferred materials include ceramics or porcelain fused to metal.

● Cantilever dental bridges – a crown is created on only one side of the missing teeth. This type of bridge is not recommended for teeth subjected to high pressure, such as the molars.

Maryland bonded dental bridges – these are created from plastic, porcelain fused to metal or porcelain, supported by a porcelain or metal framework. Porcelain or metal wings on each side of the tooth are then bonded to the patient’s existing teeth. The main advantage of this type of bridge is that the patient’s healthy teeth do not need to be capped with a crown.

Dental Bridge Candidates

Patients with missing teeth or gaps between the teeth are good candidates for a dental bridge procedure.

Am I Suitable for Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge procedure is not recommended for patients who have decayed teeth around their missing tooth. These teeth will be a foundation for the bridge, so they need to be perfectly healthy. Patients suffering from any type of gum disease will also need to get it treated first before the dental bridge can be applied. If the patient has more than 3 missing teeth, a fixed or removable partial denture would be more appropriate.

Preparing for Dental Bridge

It’s a good idea for patients to have dental x-rays before going overseas for treatment. Patients can also request information on the different types of materials which can be used for the bridge, before making a choice.

How is Dental Bridge Performed?

A traditional dental bridge procedure requires 2 or more appointments with the dentist. The patient may be required to visit the dentist at a couple of days apart.

The dental bridge procedure is usually performed under local anaesthesia. Once the anaesthesia kicks in, the surgeon will begin to work on the two surrounding teeth, which will make up the base for the new dental bridge. These teeth are called abutment teeth. The abutment teeth will then be reduced, so that the dental bridge can later be cemented in place. A temporary cap or crown is then placed over the abutment teeth, until the permanent dental bridge is created by a dental technician.

During the second appointment, the temporary caps are removed and the newly-made, permanent bridge is tested. Refinements are made at this point. The patient needs to be able to chew and speak properly with the bridge in place. Once the patient is satisfied with the result, the dental bridge is fixed in place by using dental cement.

Dental Bridge Summary

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic

Minimum Stay

3 to 14 days

Duration of Operation

2 to 3 hours

Number of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Dental Bridge Risks and Complications

Dental bridge risks and complications can include:

● Reducing the abutment teeth too much
● An increase in susceptibility to decay for the abutment teeth
● Replacing the bridge
● Infection

Dental Bridge Side Effects

Patients can experience numbness in the area for a few hours after the dental bridge procedure. An increase in sensitivity for the abutment teeth is also quite common, especially when consuming very hot or cold drinks. The increase in sensitivity passes in around a week after the dental bridge procedure.

Dental Bridge Success Rates

The average dental bridge procedure has a success rate of around 94.3%

Before and After Dental Bridge

Patients need to devote extra time and care to their remaining healthy teeth, especially the abutment teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day is recommended in order to keep the bridge healthy and strong. Patients will receive specific guidelines on how to properly care for their teeth after the dental bridge procedure.

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Alanya Dental Center

Antalya, Turkey
TDB - Turkish Dental Association ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 159
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MDental Clinic

Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 190
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Umut Antalya Dental Clinic

Antalya, Turkey
TDB - Turkish Dental Association
FROM€ 195
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Oxygen Medical

Budapest, Hungary
FROM€ 210
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Implant-Art Dental Clinic

Warsaw, Poland
4 reviews
FROM€ 215
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Dental Turism Clinic

Bucharest, Romania
FROM€ 227
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Dr. Balint Nemeth’s Dentistry

Budapest, Hungary
3 reviews
FROM€ 230
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Clinica del Mare

Gdynia, Poland
FROM€ 239
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Dentus

Szczecin, Poland
11 reviews
ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists
FROM€ 350
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Dentram Dental Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TDB - Turkish Dental Association TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 360
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Dental Marmaris

Muğla, Turkey
TDB - Turkish Dental Association
FROM€ 450
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Disseny de Somriures

Barcelona, Spain
FROM€ 690
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Dentineo Dental Clinic

Gdańsk, Poland
4 reviews
ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists
FROM€ 767
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Sonrie Estudio Dental

Barcelona, Spain
FROM€ 1,300
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Velez & Lozano

Murcia, Spain
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 1,300
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25 reviews

Dental Bridge Cost

Average Dental Bridge costs are € 459, based on Dental Bridge prices from 25 clinics. Cheapest Dental Bridge cost is € 159 where Dental Bridge prices can go up to € 1,300.

Dental Bridge prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Dental Bridge in Turkey is a popular option where Dental Bridge costs as low as € 159. You can also find Dental Bridge clinics in Poland starting from € 215. Dental Bridge in Spain is another popular option where prices start from € 690.

Please note that the Dental Bridge prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Dental Bridge procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Dental Bridge procedures. To receive a personalized Dental Bridge quote, please click HERE.

Dental Bridge FAQ

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How long will my dental bridge last?

Dental bridges last for 10 to 15 years, if properly cared for.

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Will I have any difficulty eating with a bridge?

Definitely not – it will make eating a lot easier.

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Dental Bridge vs Implant – What’s the difference?

A dental bridge procedure is more affordable and it’s also a quicker solution but in the same time it also affects neighbouring teeth. Dental implants are a bit more expensive but neighbouring teeth are not affected in any way.