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What is a dental bridge procedure?

A dental bridge permanently replaces missing teeth with false teeth. The bridge is attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges are usually made of porcelain or metal, a mixture of the 2, or zirconia. They are fixed in place and, for some people, are an alternative to dentures.

When might you need a dental bridge?

You might need a dental bridge if you have a missing tooth or teeth and have healthy teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing teeth.

What happens during a dental bridge procedure?

First, the dentist will examine the mouth and ensure any tooth decay or gum disease is treated. They may take an x-ray and use equipment to take measurements of the teeth and mouth.

To prepare for a dental bridge, the dentist will usually file down the 2 healthy teeth on either side of the gap. They will then take a mould to make the bridge.

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You might be given a temporary bridge while waiting for your permanent bridge to be ready. If so, that is taken out once your permanent bridge has been prepared.

The permanent bridge is put in place when ready, and usually attached to the surrounding healthy teeth with dental cement. Or the dentist might anchor the bridge with a dental implant, which is surgically placed in the jaw. The dentist will need to check if dental implants are suitable for you.

How do you care for your dental bridge?

You’ll need to brush your bridge with fluoride toothpaste and floss, as is usually recommended for natural teeth. Regular visits to your dentist are also important.

What are the benefits and risks of a dental bridge procedure?

Dental bridges can help restore the smile and avoid someone feeling self-conscious about having missing teeth. Filling in the gap left by missing teeth is also important because, if the gap is not filled, the surrounding teeth might lean into the gap over time and change the way a person bites.

Bridges can last for many years if they are cared for properly. However, they can fail, usually due to decay of the natural teeth next to them, or failure of the cement.

What are the alternatives to dental bridges?

The main alternative to a dental bridge is using removable false teeth, known as a partial denture, which you can take out to clean. Another alternative is a dental implant.

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Dental Implants Specialist

Dental Implants

Dr. Suraj Pawar, MDS


Dr. Suraj obtained his Masters in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery from Dr DY Patil Dental College & Hospital, India. Apart from holding Implant Privilege License from DHA, he is also holds license from MOH & DOH in UAE.

He has over 10 years of experience in the specialties through various facilities in India & U.A.E. He is specialized in:

  • Dental Implants
  • Third Molar Surgeries
  • Management of Traumatic injuries associated with Maxillofacial and Masticatory
  • Management of Cyst & Tumors of Oral Cavity
  • Management of TMJ pain and dysfunction syndrome
  • Post-operative care of the patient
  • Minor General Dentistry

He is well known in Dental field as a compassionate professional with listening ears and exceptional communication skills.