Dental Bridges in Dublin
A bridge is a permanent replacement for missing teeth that remains in the mouth by replying on the support of the adjacent natural teeth or implants. Bridges can be made of porcelain (white) or may have a metal base. Once a bridge is in place it is important to maintain excellent oral hygiene around the bridge to maximise its longevity. Dental bridges will last for several years with proper care and maintenance.
Why would I need a Bridge?
- To help restore your smile
- To restore the ability to chew properly
- It can help with restoring your speech and pronunciation
- Maintaining the shape of your face
- Adjusting your bite to properly distribute the force when you chew
Types of Dental Bridge
Traditional Fixed Dental Bridge
There are two crowns that hold your false tooth in place by attaching onto your teeth on either side. This kind of dental bridge is used for replacing one or more teeth.
Cantilever Dental Bridge
A Cantilever Dental Bridge is used when a “false tooth” is only supported on one side. The result will be aesthetic but fewer teeth will be treated in this case.
Maryland Dental Bridge
This kind of dental bridge is usually used for the front teeth. The “false tooth” will be fused to ceramic or metal “wings” that are bonded firmly to the “abutment” teeth with resin. The wings are invisible so that the porcelain looks like a natural tooth.
Implant Supported Bridges
Implants are a great way of replacing a missing tooth. An implant will be placed in the bone where the root of the tooth was. When it fuses to the bone, it will be restored with crowns or if more than one tooth is missing, then an implant supported bridge may help. In case you do not have any teeth in one or both the jaws, implant may be placed and an implant supported bridge can be fixed securely.
What steps are involved in getting a Dental Bridge?
During your first appointment the surrounding tooth/teeth are thoroughly evaluated and then an X-ray will be taken to ensure the tooth/teeth roots are healthy.
The adjacent tooth will be prepared and digital scans taken. A temporary restoration is then provided.
These scans are sent to the laboratory and are used to create your final Dental Bridge
The final bridge will be fitted during your next appointment.
How long will my Dental Bridge last?
Dental bridges can last for 5 to 7 years or even longer. By maintaining good dental care habits, cleaning your teeth regularly and seeing the dentist, the fixed bridge can last for more than 10 years.
How much do Dental Bridges cost?
The cost for our dental bridges varies depending on the material used and the complexity of the treatment. The exact cost will be determined after the consultation. Our prices for bridges start at €650.