Dental surgery in Thailand
Dental bridges in Thailand
Dental bridge is a dental restoration undertaken to bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is created by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth by an arrangement determined by the location of the teeth and by the material from which the bridge is to be fabricated. A bridge is constructed out of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the missing tooth/gap. These two anchoring teeth are termed abutment teeth along with a false tooth in the middle. These false teeth are termed, 'pontics' or 'dummy tooth'. The abutment teeth are reduced in size and shape to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in proper alignment. Pontics can be made from silver, gold, alloy, porcelain or a combination of some of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by the natural teeth or existing dental implants.
* Restore the patient's smile and teeth natural symmetry
* Restore the patient's ability to properly chew, speak and perform other functions.
* Prevent remaining good teeth from falling out of position
Different types of Dental Bridges:
There are various types of bridges, depending on how they are constructed and the way they anchor to adjacent teeth around the gap. More commonly bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration. In certain cases bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using materials like composite resin.
Three main types of dental bridges in use:
* Traditional dental bridges involve constructing a dental crown for the tooth or dental implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic/dummy tooth in between. Traditional bridges are the most commonly used kind of bridge and are made of either ceramics or porcelain fused to metal.
* Second comes the Maryland bonded bridges. Thease are referred to as, 'Resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland bridge'. These are made of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal structure. Metal wings on either side of the dental bridge are bonded to the patient's existing teeth.
* Cantilever bridges are used in case when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the patient's missing tooth or teeth.
What Is the Process for Getting a Dental Bridge?
A one time session is usually not sufficient for the procedure. The procedure is likely to take mutliple to many visits to the dental clinic. The first step is a thorough consultation/ examination performed by your dentist. In the subsequent visits the dentist will start reshaping, contouring or reducing the enamel of the adjacent teeth so that dental crowns can be properly created.
During the first visit to the dentist for getting a dental bridge the abutment teeth are constructed. Preparatory steps involve reshaping these teeth by extracting a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions of the patient's teeth are taken. These in turn serve as a model from which the bridge, pontic and the dental crowns will be made by a dental lab. In many cases the dentist will make a temporary dental bridge for you to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while your dental bridge is being constructed.
During the patient's second visit to the dentist, the temporary dental bridge will be removed and the new permanent bridge will be caliberated as required to achieve a proper fitting. Multiple visits to the clinic may be required to check and adjust the fit of the metal framework and bite. This can vary from case to case.
Dental Bridges Cost:
Cost of dental bridges varies depending upon the type of bridge a patient chooses and complexity of the case. If you need a quote for Dental treatment in Thailand please email us more information about your case, along with dental Xrays.
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