What is a Dental Bridge and What is its Purpose?
A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. Its primary function is to provide a permanent solution for missing teeth in a fixed system. Structurally, bridges are made up of dental crowns. While crowns are designed for individual teeth, dental bridges can replace multiple teeth.
Bridges can be anchored to neighbouring teeth or premium implants such as Straumann, Nobel Active, or Alpha Bio.
Characteristics of a Traditional Tooth-Anchored Dental Bridge
A traditional bridge can be fitted once the teeth adjacent to the gap have been suitably prepared, provided these teeth are fully intact and healthy. This ensures that our specialists can create a bridge that fits securely and accurately.
For a traditional bridge, the surface of the intact teeth supporting the bridge needs to be chiseled so that it fits perfectly.
Chiselling in itself does not endanger the healthy state of the teeth.
With this method, a tooth providing a perfect aesthetic experience will be created in a few weeks, giving the perfect impression of a natural tooth.
However, it is worth being a little more careful when chewing certain foods (harder bites).
Characteristics of an Implant-Supported Bridge
With an implant-supported bridge, there is no need to shape the healthy teeth adjacent to the gap. Additionally, thanks to the implant, chewing tougher foods becomes safer. The pressure on the bone in the gap area is evenly distributed, eliminating the risk of bone atrophy.