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Dental Bridge: 4 Types, Benefits, Use Case and Costs

Updated: Aug 9, 2022

Dentists advise dental bridges after you have lost one tooth, and now, you want to know all the details of a dental bridge.

You are at the right place, as in this article, you will know about all four types of dental bridges, their use case, and the cost of the dental bridge replacement procedure.

What is a Dental Bridge?

According to Wikipedia

A bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth definitively to adjacent teeth or dental implants.

What are the types of dental Bridges?

A dental bridge consists of a connector and pontics. Four main types of a dental bridge are as follows:

· Traditional bridge

· Maryland bridge

· Cantilever bridge

· Implant-supported bridge

§ Traditional bridge

It is one of the most popular replacement options for a lost tooth. It consists of a false tooth or pontic and connector placed on the abutment tooth on each side.

§ Cantiliver dental bridge

A cantilever dental bridge like a traditional bridge is fixed in place by a dental crown. The crown is cemented with just one abutment tooth. A cantilever bridge requires only one natural tooth adjacent to the missing tooth. Many dentists do not recommend this because of retention and stability issues.

§ Maryland dental bridge

Maryland dental bridges, like traditional bridges, use two natural abutment teeth on either side of the gap. Maryland bridge uses a porcelain or metal framework that is bonded with the help of restorative material to the lingual side of the abutment teeth.

§ Implant-supported bridge

If you don’t have any teeth dentist recommends an implant-supported bridge. In this type of bridge, the dentist surgically places the implant and uses it as an abutment. This procedure has prolonged healing time, and some patients consider it an expensive tooth replacement option.

How much do you have to pay for a dental bridge?

This is the most asked question on google serac results. Cost depends on several factors including :

§ Number of missing teeth

§ Type of material like pfm, all ceramic, zirconia

§ The difficulty of implant placement

The type of bridge also affects the cost of treatment .

§ Traditional or cantilever bridges range in price from 3500O to 55,000 INR for one pontic and a crown for each abutment tooth.

§ A bridge supported by two dental implants that span three or four teeth could cost 40,000 to 80,000 INR

§ Maryland bridge of one pontic with the framework, or wings, attached to the abutment teeth costs $1,500 to $2,500.

What are the use cases of a dental bridge?

A dental bridge can help in the following ways

§ It can help you in restoring your smile esthetics

§ It can prevent the deformation of bone and also prevent the fracture of the remaining tooth

§ A dental bridge can help you in eating by distributing occlusal forces equally

§ It protects the alignment of the remaining teeth

Wrapping up

After reading this article, you have learned all the essential information about the dental bridge. Make sure to consult your dentist before making any decision.

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