What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge in Turkey and Istanbul is a fixed dental prosthesis intended to replace one or more teeth while relying on the teeth on either side of the missing tooth creating a bridge.
What are the materials used in Turkey and Istanbul?
- Metal bridge: usually placed posteriorly because of its unsightly color
- Metal ceramic bridge: the metal screed is covered with ceramic
- All ceramic bridge : entirely ceramic
What are the Types in Turkey and Istanbul?
Be careful because it is necessary to distinguish the different types of Teeth Bridge, which will differ according to the type of preparation, lying, and longevity.
The conventional Bridge
Let’s start with conventional bridge, which usually involves preparing the abutment teeth around the missing tooth for use as crowns. Your dentist will also prepare a false tooth that will be merged with the abutment crown. Generally, it will be a ceramic or gold bridge. We can find another kind of bridge that combines these two materials.
This is a good option since they can be employed for a long period of time (around 15 years) and be used as a replacement of missing teeth for people who cannot undergo a dental implant.
However, it must be clearly understood that a conventional bridge requires a more thorough preparation of the abutment teeth which will make the post-surgical transition phase longer and more painful.
This type of bridge requires much less preparation. It will be made of gold, ceramic, or an alloy of both. The fact that this type of bridge requires less preparation means that your two abutment teeth will be less damaged. Moreover, the operation will be shorter and less expensive than a conventional bridge.
Nevertheless, it has some disadvantages such as a great risk of tooth extraction and a lifespan that rarely exceeds 5 years. Therefore, it is not recommended for teeth at the back of the jaw.
Cantilever Dental Bridge
For the cantilever bridge, it will be enough to prepare a single abutment tooth instead of the two adjacent teeth. It can also be made of gold, ceramics, or a combination of the two. This is a good option for those with a limited budget as it is the most affordable alternative that requires less time in clinic and laboratory. The other advantage of this type of bridge is that it requires less maintenance.
However, the tooth that will serve as an abutment may be sensitive during the weeks following the operation and you will have a much smaller chewing force than with a conventional bridge. As a result, a cantilever bridge is the most appropriate option for younger patients and the most suitable choice for many clinical cases.
What are the Advantages?
- The bridge can replace one or more teeth.
- It is less expensive than an implant.
- It is aesthetic because it has a hue very close to real teeth.
What are the Disadvantages?
- The sacrifice of two healthy teeth; Healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth will be devitalized and trimmed.
- In the absence of root of the missing tooth, the bone of the gum will retract which will make the installation of a possible implant very difficult.
- Bridge is not reimbursed by health insurance
How to put it?
The dentist begins with a stomatological examination. It heals the missing area and extracts any remaining tooth tips. Then he makes a dental impression with a paste that will be sent to the prosthetist. Finally, he puts the bridge.
How much does a Dental Bridge Cost in Turkey and Istanbul ?
The costs include the surgeon's fees, the price of the bridge, which depends on the material used, and the costs of any examinations. Turquie Santé negotiates for its patients the best prices and the most advantageous conditions for your dental bridge surgery in Turkey, Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, and Antalya.
Last update : 02/04/2020