3 Dental Bridge Types To Restore Your Smile

Dental bridges can be used to fix gaps in your smile if you have missing teeth. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth, referred to as a pontic, held in place by abutment teeth on each side of the gap. Pontics can be made of a variety of materials, including gold, alloys, or a mix of these materials, but they are most commonly made of porcelain to blend in with your natural teeth aesthetically.

With bridges, your smile will be restored, as well as your ability to chew and speak properly. Your face’s, especially your mouth’s, shape will be maintained due to the lips now being supported. Your other teeth will also benefit from bridges being installed, by having biting force now being evenly distributed and ensured that they do not start to move out of place.

Traditional bridge

A fake tooth is wedged between two crowns in this most common dental bridge. The fake tooth will next be secured in place by crowns fitted to the teeth on the left and right sides of the gap. This approach also works if there are multiple missing teeth. Traditional bridges are strong and long-lasting, but they require considerable enamel loss on the surrounding teeth to support the crown. Traditional bridges can cost anywhere from RM6,000 to RM20,000.

Cantilever bridges

Cantilever bridges are comparable to regular bridges in that the fake tooth is only linked to one crown rather than two. If there is only one neighbouring tooth beside the lost tooth, this procedure will work. This situation is uncommon, and cantilever bridges are also less secure, thus they are rarely employed. A cantilever bridge will set you back around RM4,000.

Implant-supported bridges

Implant-supported bridges are typically utilised when multiple teeth are lost. Implants are surgically implanted into the gums, and the bridge is joined to them in a subsequent treatment. This dental bridge is the most safe and comfortable, and it does not necessitate the crowning of neighbouring healthy teeth. The cost of an implant-supported bridge normally starts at RM1,500.

Our dentist will propose the most suitable bridge type upon evaluation of your dental condition, and will review the advantages, cost and care methods with you. Make an appointment with our dentists today to restore the great smile you deserve.

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