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Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is an appropriate dental restorative procedure for many patients, but it is not the only option available. The pros and cons of the procedure must be carefully considered when determining the appropriate use of the bridge in each special situation. If you are trying to find the most professional and affordable dental bridge service, there is no better destination than Albania. Without a doubt, this is the best choice to take care of your dental health if you are from Italy or any country in Europe.

 

The bridge can be constructed with various materials such as gold, silver, porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal.

Having a good dentist is essential to maintain good oral health. We can ask the dentist for preventive treatment or correct any problems with teeth or gums.
Therefore Albania is a good option to travel if you need both dental implants and any dental procedure. Above all consult with our dental implants periodontist in Tirana dental hospital. Albania has the most advanced dental technology, which can be used for all types of dental treatment, and has experienced dentists. All this, for a totally accessible price to the public and totally professional attention.

Steps before placing a prosthesis

To place a fixed bridge, your dentist will first perform a series of x-ray examinations and use alginate putty to impression your mouth. This way he can make a plaster model and work on it without any problems after leaving the clinic. After that, he will continue to sculpt the natural teeth around the “natural space” that the patient still has due to missing teeth.

This provides sufficient space and a better gripping surface for the bridge placed over the teeth. During this process, it may be necessary to lose vitality in some teeth through root canal surgery. These ground teeth are called “abutments” because they will carry the loads on part of the bridge that corresponds to the missing parts and have no natural roots on which the crown rests.

Advantages and disadvantages of implants and bridges

To determine which treatment is best for each individual, an implant dentist evaluates four basic aspects:

 

  • Duration and endurance: an important factor affecting the patient’s decision is to know which method is the longest way to replace teeth. In this case, in the long term, the most stable option is an implant, because it can not only replace the visible part of the tooth (crown) but also its root. Therefore, the result is a more faithful and closer version of natural human teeth.

 

  • However, the situation of the dental bridge is different because it depends mainly on the adjacent parts that support the bridge. Therefore, its survival is closely related to the fact that the teeth serving as abutments do not suffer from any oral complications such as caries.

 

  • Esthetics: Both implants and bridges have esthetic functions and can meet the needs of patients. However, it is true that the implant brings a more natural look to the smile.

 

  • This is due to advances in implant technology and materials in recent years. In addition, because of their natural appearance and strength, many patients choose to have zirconia crowns placed.

 

  • Dental carving: As we explained above, placing a dental bridge requires carving the adjacent healthy teeth, and brings the following drawback: There is a risk of damaging them, so if their size is greatly reduced, root canal treatment is recommended. The teeth used as abutments are sculpted for life, so they should always be covered with crowns. On the other hand, when the implant is placed, the remaining teeth will not be affected and will not need its support. That is why implants are more conservative than fixed bridges.

Advantages of dental bridges:

Dental bridges have several positive effects, which explains their frequency of use in restorative dental work.

 

Dental bridges can also provide long-term oral structure benefits. Under normal circumstances, the spaces in the mouth will cause the teeth to gradually shift position and spread out, which can cause bite problems. In contrast, when a bridge is used to replace missing teeth, the teeth on both sides are fixed firmly in place to reduce the risk of movement and subsequent bite problems. In addition, dental bridges can also help reduce the risk of bone loss in the mouth, thus maintaining facial structure.

 

In terms of function, since there are no more spaces in the mouth, the bridge allows the patient to chew and eat normally, without having any problems chewing solid foods or foods with high temperatures. It can also help people speak freely and fill the spaces in the teeth, which can change the position of the tongue and the way sound is produced in the mouth. Many patients also like to wear dental bridges because of the way they screw into the oral cavity and their ease of maintenance.

 

For patients, it usually takes some time to get used to the feel of the dental bridge, after which it has become part of the oral structure, making it difficult to adapt.

Pricing

If in the first three elements (duration, esthetics, and sculpture) it is clearly the implants that provide the greatest advantage, then we cannot say the same in economic terms. Since the bridge is much cheaper than the implant.

 

As in other cases, the price of the bridge is supported by the disadvantages it presents compared to dental implants. In short, it is always best to go to a dentist who specializes in implant dentistry. In this way, they will be able to examine you, analyze your case, and propose the options that best suit your needs, professionally.

How should I take care of my teeth once they are in place?

The most important thing is to brush your teeth properly and use the mouth irrigator, in addition to visiting the dentist regularly every 6 months for cleaning and revision.

 

The accumulation of food debris under the bridge (especially on the underside of the crown) can cause decay and periodontal disease. Since it is difficult to clean under the bridge, it is recommended to use an oral irrigator in addition to a toothbrush.

 

The oral irrigator will allow water to pass underneath and will clean all the food and plaque that is left behind, which is difficult to remove with just a toothbrush.

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