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How to install a fixed dental bridge and the best dental treatment and cosmetic center?

Fixed Dental Bridge, Dental implants are among the techniques that have received numerous positive feedbacks from patients of various categories and ages. The fixed dental bridge is one of these implantation techniques used and it is considered the highest quality. In this article, we will talk about the cases suitable for the installation of the fixed bridge, its definition, types, the necessary steps to complete its fixation, its pros and cons, the benefits of its use, and its financial cost in various medical centers and clinics in Egypt.

Fixed Dental Bridge

Fixed Dental Bridge

Fixed Dental Bridge

A fixed dental bridge is an artificial tooth whose mold is made in the dental laboratory after the doctor takes measurements of the patient’s teeth. These bridges require support from adjacent teeth to be properly fixed. The bridge aims to fill the gaps resulting from the loss or extraction of damaged teeth. This bridge has many types and is made from different raw materials. Usually, this bridge consists of a group of crowns that number more than three or implanted implants supported by a number of crowns. You can easily and safely improve the shape and color of your teeth with our excellent services for the fixed dental bridge at The Dental Center.

What is a Fixed Dental Bridge?

Fixed dental bridges can be defined as molds that give strength and rigidity to the teeth of the mouth to perform their different functional tasks, and restore the patient’s self-confidence when eating and speaking because of their ability to chew and eat properly and pronounce letters and words correctly. The fixed dental bridge composition is among the recently used therapeutic techniques characterized by its simple cost compared to the costs of other therapeutic techniques, in addition to its ability to fill the gap of more than one tooth at a more economical cost than implanting the number of these missing teeth. You can read the comparison between dental implantation and bridge installation and know which is better through this article.

Types of Dental Bridges

Types of Dental Bridges

Types of Dental Bridges

There are different types of dental bridges that doctors usually use in most cases requiring treatment with dental implants. These types can be mentioned in the following points:

  • Cantilever bridge: This type of bridge consists of two bridges that are fixed on one support, and these bridges need metal bands to link them with the adjacent teeth to the gap that is being filled by them. This type of bridge is usually used in the front teeth because of their simple functional role compared to the molars that are subjected to immense pressure and require high strength.
  • Maryland bridges: These bridges are made of zirconia material that resembles the natural teeth in color and shape in addition to their bands being made of resin material. These bridges are characterized by filling the gap of more than one tooth without requiring drilling in the teeth.
  • Implant-supported bridge: This type is the most widespread and practical compared to the other types due to the way it is applied, which depends on implanting the prosthesis for each extracted tooth and fixing them by a bridge.

Cases That Require a Fixed Bridge

Different dental implantations suit all medical cases, but there are some medical cases for which the suitable solution is installing a fixed bridge. These cases can be mentioned in some points as follows:

  • Cases suffering from problems chewing food and the inability to bite and grind solid foods in particular.
  • Cases suffering from gaps between the teeth affecting the overall shape of the face and jaws.
  • Cases suffering from problems in pronouncing letters and different speech sounds.
  • Cases suffering from the general appearance of the teeth not being symmetrical or the smile not being bright and shiny.
  • Cases suffering from the teeth of thejaws not closing on each other properly.
  • Cases suffering from damage reaching the adjacent teeth in the mouth.

Steps of Installing the Fixed Bridge

The process of installing the fixed dental bridge is carried out in several steps, which can be mentioned in detail in the following points:

  • In the first session, the doctor prepares the teeth and mouth for installing the new teeth, especially the teeth adjacent to the gap that needs to be filled, as these teeth need to be ground to fix the crowns on their surface.
  • In the second session, the doctor installs the crowns and tests them to ensure they fit in size and shape with the natural teeth and level their surface with the rest of the teeth in the mouth.
  • It is possible that the doctor asks the patient for follow-up during other periodic sessions in the following period to ensure the new teeth and the patient’s adaptation to them and the absence of any complications or to make some more adjustments to the crowns so that they fit the remaining teeth in the mouth. We offer you the best solutions for installing the fixed bridge at competitive prices and great results at The Dental Center.

After Installing the Fixed Bridge

It is expected after installing the fixed dental bridge that the patient may experience some minor side effects, including discomfort in the mouth and inability to move the jaw joints or signs of swelling in the gums and their continued bleeding, which may be accompanied by pain and discomfort. However, these symptoms can be controlled by medications and analgesics prescribed by the doctor and the patient’s adherence to the necessary medical instructions after the operation.

Advantages of the Fixed Dental Bridge

Advantages of the Fixed Dental Bridge

Advantages of the Fixed Dental Bridge

There are many advantages that appear to the patient as soon as a fixed dental bridge is installed, which can be mentioned in the following points:

  • The continuity of this technique in the patient’s mouth for a long period of time reaching years causing some stability.
  • This composition preserves the adjacent teeth from damage or any harm reaching them.
  • This technique does not require grinding the teeth or touching the enamel layer that covers the teeth, which preserves the strong structure of the teeth.
  • These bridges are characterized by strength and the ability to withstand any pressures or changes occurring in the mouth.
  • These installations are characterized by a high degree of stability, which makes them last in the mouth for long periods and gives the patient confidence while talking or eating without fear of the possibility of falling.
  • Cost-effective.

Disadvantages of the Fixed Bridge

There are many advantages that the installation of fixed bridges adds to the patient, but despite that, there are some disadvantages that may be suffered, which can be summarized in the following points:

  • Long bridges or those supported by one tooth cause high pressure on the teeth adjacent to the gap of the missing teeth, leading to numerous exacerbations afterward.
  • Requires grinding the adjacent teeth to fix the crowns of these bridges, which negatively affects them causing their weakness and fragility.
  • Sensitivity of the gum nerve to the new dental composition.
  • Need to replace with a new fixed dental bridge within 5 to 15 years at the latest if the patient cares about cleaning the teeth.
  • Adjacent teeth get affected by decay especially when neglecting teeth cleaning.
  • There are some cases in which the dental bridge slips, requiring strengthening the bridge or dental implants.
  • Makes the mouth susceptible to bacteria and ulcers around the bridge area. Learn in detail about the problems of fixed dental installations through this article.
Benefits and Uses of the Dental Bridge

Benefits and Uses of the Dental Bridge

Benefits and Uses of the Dental Bridge

There are many benefits that can positively reflect on the patient’s dental health, which are as follows:

  • Giving the teeth a bright and shiny smile.
  • Giving the teeth their own strength, making them capable of biting well when biting or chewing food, thus supporting their functional role.
  • Maintains the shape of the jaw and face.
  • Among the functional tasks that teeth perform and that bridges help improve is the process of speaking or talking, usually in the case of gaps between the teeth, the pronunciation of speech sounds is done incorrectly, so the bridges help the person to pronounce the sounds and speech exits correctly.
  • Keeps the remaining teeth in the mouth in their places without moving.

Price of the Fixed Dental Bridge

The fixed dental bridge can be manufactured from different raw materials, and its cost varies depending on the price of the raw materials used to make it. Therefore, the price of the fixed dental bridge made of porcelain can range from 300 to 3000 Egyptian pounds, while the type of bridge made from the finest and highest quality raw materials recently used in the field of dental cosmetics, such as zircon or Emax, can have its cost increase somewhat to range between 2000 and 5000 Egyptian pounds.

Is Installing a Fixed Dental Bridge Painful?

No, the process of installing a fixed dental bridge is recently done using modern therapeutic techniques by advanced medical devices that reduce the patient’s suffering and support the doctor in providing the best medical service during short time periods. However, there are some complex cases that may feel some pain after installing the bridge, which is an indication of the presence of symptoms that need to be controlled, and usually, signs of inflammation and bleeding in the affected area or a break of one of the teeth occur, requiring immediate consultation with the doctor to search for the problem and try to solve it.

Does the Dental Bridge Cause Bad Breath?

Perhaps, there are some cases where the bridges are not tightly installed on the teeth, causing a cavity that may deposit food residues and grow bacteria and spread infection causing bad smells in the mouth.

Materials Used to Make Dental Bridges

There are different raw materials from which fixed dental bridges are made, which can be mentioned in the following points:

  • Porcelain material: This material is used in many cosmetic dental techniques because of its color and shape similar to natural teeth, and one of its major drawbacks is its fragility and exposure to break easily, so doctors always prefer to use it in the front teeth only and not use it in the back teeth and molars because of its ineffectiveness in facing pressure in this area.
  • Various metals: Gold and silver are mostly used in making fixed dental bridges, due to their durability and high ability to withstand any pressure. However, on the other hand, many doctors and patients do not prefer them because of their unmatched shape and color with natural teeth, which gives an unattractive appearance to the teeth. Therefore, it is better to use them with back teeth and molars due to their strong properties and avoid using them with front teeth so as not to spoil the overall appearance as they are high cost.
  • Zircon material: This material combines strength, attractive appearance, and similarity to the color and shape of the teeth, making it the most suitable choice for many cases installing fixed dental bridges, whether they are front teeth or back teeth and molars.

Duration of Fixed Dental Bridges

There are many characteristics and qualities that distinguish fixed dental bridges, including stability and durability that help them withstand the pressures that the teeth are exposed to or the changes occurring in the mouth, making them last for many years ranging between 5 and 15 years or more, especially in case of caring for their cleanliness and brushing them daily with toothpaste and ensuring any residues or debris stuck on their surface with a toothbrush and dental floss.

How to Care for the Fixed Dental Bridge

There are some tips that can be followed to maintain the fixed dental bridge and ensure its safety without being exposed to any damage, which are as follows:

  • Avoiding foods rich in sugars and starches to not give a chance forbacteria to grow.
  • Avoiding foods consisting of husks or debris that may remain stuck between small gaps in the teeth causing bacteria growth and infection spread in the mouth.
  • Caring for teeth cleanliness by brushing them daily with toothpaste twice, and ensuring the use of dental floss or a toothpick once a day to remove any residues on the surface of the teeth, and controlling any cause that may lead to bacteria growth and the appearance of decay.
  • Eating foods and drinks rich in vitamins and minerals that help the teeth grow properly and healthily, such as fruits and vegetables.
  • Regular follow-up with the doctor every 6 months or a year to clean the teeth, remove any tartar deposits, and ensure the safety of the installations.

Best Center for Dental Treatment and Cosmetics

The Dental Center is among the best medical centers offering various therapeutic and cosmetic services for all segments of society and their different age groups. One of the prominent services provided by the center is the installation of fixed dental bridges, which the center offers at discounts currently. To know the different offers on various therapeutic and cosmetic techniques, you can contact the customer service team of the center through the official website link from here.

The center presents the latest therapeutic techniques currently used by the latest medical devices with following modern sterilization and infection control methods adopted by the World Health Organization, all under the supervision of the most skilled doctors and distinguished nursing teams.

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