Dental Bridge Consultations and Fittings
Bridging the Gap
Do you have a gap in your mouth due to a missing tooth? Does it make you feel self-conscious knowing that people can see it when you smile? What if you could get it fixed? Wouldn’t that be a massive confidence booster that made it easier for you to enjoy being out and about?
Now you don’t need to worry any longer, because you can have your full smile back! There are a range of options available at our dental clinic in Tijuana to fill any gaps you have due to missing teeth. The perfect solution for you might be one of our fixed dental bridges. This modern and constantly-updated treatment takes advantage of the stability of your existing teeth to anchor new artificial teeth where the missing teeth were. It looks wonderfully natural and real.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is made up of two crowns that are placed on either side of the missing tooth. The crowns are joined in the middle by a ‘pontic’, which is the name for the new artificial tooth. Together, the joined three “teeth” form a “bridge” over the previously empty space so it’s you can’t tell that a tooth was ever missing.
The new bridge created for you will match closely to the color of your existing teeth. After that, the crowns are cemented into place to provide a permanent solution to your missing tooth dilemma!
Does this sound like the right solution for you? If it does, we at Dentiland would love to hear from you. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment for you. One of our dentists will take a look at the space you have, and recommend the best treatment options from among the options.
What’s the Procedure?
We have a comprehensive procedure to make sure that you’re a suitable candidate for this treatment. It is designed to make sure that the bridge will bring you years of comfortable and functional use. It starts at your first visit with a full evaluation.
First, the doctor must examine your mouth and the areas around the missing tooth to determine how much space there is, and how well the surrounding teeth can handle the extra pressure. If you are a good candidate for a bridge, we take the measurements so we can begin the preparation phase.
To prepare for the procedure, the teeth that are on either side of the missing tooth—the ones that will provide the “anchors” for the bridge—will be adjusted to properly fit the new crowns. An impression is taken so that the bridge will fit exactly into the space and blend perfectly with your existing teeth. The first visit ends with the insertion of a temporary bridge to protect the area until the permanent bridge is ready.
At your next and final visit, the permanent bridge is cemented into place and you’re all set! If you take care to practice good oral hygiene and maintain your proper dental cleaning and examination schedule, your new bridge should last for a good many years, providing you with a winning smile and a gigantic confidence boost!
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Are you ready to recover your smile with the help of modern dental bridges? If so, the team at Dentiland would love to talk to you and give you the answers to any questions you have before you book your appointment. We would love to talk to you about dental bridge costs in Mexico if you have a budget that you need to meet. Our treatments use the same technology as US dentists, but are often available at a far lower cost.
If you have any additional questions about this treatment, please see the answers that we’ve provided for common questions, in the next section.
Dental Bridge FAQs
What is a dental bridge? How is it different from dentures?
A dental bridge is an intervention that can return the full appearance and function of your teeth before full dentures are necessary. Dentures are designed to cover large areas of the teeth, whereas bridges are most effective when they’re only compensating for a single missing tooth.
Unlike dentures, bridges are not designed to be removed from the mouth. They remain fixed in the mouth permanently and are treated like another tooth. The fit is designed to be very close so that food and other matter don’t get trapped under the tooth.
How long will a proper dental bridge last?
The bridges we place are very long-lived, and can often give you 10-15 years of functional use. To ensure that it lasts as long as possible, make sure that you follow the care instructions that you receive closely.
How do I properly care for my dental bridge?
A bridge requires the same care regimen as your other teeth. You should be brushing and flossing around it as normal. It won’t itself be susceptible to bacteria like real teeth, but if any pits develop over time, it can be a place where bacteria can gather, so it’s important to be vigilant.
Make sure that you’re scheduling regular dental cleanings, even if you’ve never made a habit of that before. The health of the teeth that hold the bridge together is very important, so make sure you clean them often.
What might make me a bad candidate for dental bridges?
Not everyone is a great candidate for this treatment. If you have more than one missing tooth, you may not be able to get a bridge. Also, if the teeth on either side of the planned bridge are too deteriorated for a good base, it’s likely that you’ll need to look for a different solution.
What are the other options if I can’t get dental bridges?
If you aren’t a good candidate, it’s likely that we can still help you bring back your smile. If a tooth isn’t significantly damaged, a crown may be a better option than removing it for a bridge. If there’s too much damage to too many teeth, dentures are a better alternative. If the concern is your budget, we may have good news for you about the costs of dental bridges in Tijuana. Call to find out how much you can save over US dentists.