Dental Bridges

Introduction :

Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Your dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost.

Indication for dental bridge:

  • Restoration of partial edentulism if enough healthy teeth remain on the dental arch to support the bridge. It is the main indication of dental bridges. Partial edentulism is a condition where one or more teeth (but never all) are missing from the dental arch.
  • Restoring teeth with advanced destructions, erosions or large fillings. A dental bridge can be designed when some teeth show advanced destructions, large cavities, erosions or old unsightly fillings. The dental bridge, besides replacing the missing teeth, will restore the morphology of the teeth with advance destructions.
  • Aesthetic restorations. Sometimes, one or more teeth are out of shape, out of place, or may show discolorations, yellowish color or unsightly fillings. If changes are not too advanced, an aesthetic dental bridge may be a viable therapeutic option.
  • Restoring teeth with high degrees of abrasion. Abrasion is a condition that can occur both due to physiological wear of the teeth, or due to pathological conditions (e.g. bruxism). Over time, teeth become small and unsightly. This condition is difficult to treat.

Dental Bridge Emax. Price: 5.000.000 per tooth.

Dental bridge Zirconia is Rp 5.500.000 per tooth.

Minimum is 3 teeth.

The treatment

During the first visit for getting a dental bridge, the abutment teeth are prepared. Preparation involves recontouring these teeth by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions of the teeth are made, which serve as a model from which the bridge, pontic, and crowns will be made by a dental lab. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while the bridge is being made.

During the second visit, your temporary bridge will be removed and the new porcelain or metal bridge will be checked and adjusted, as necessary, to achieve a proper fit. Multiple visits may be required to check the fit of the metal framework and bite. This is dependent on each individual’s case. If the dental bridge is a fixed bridge, your dentist may temporarily cement it in place for a couple of weeks to make sure it is fitting properly. After a couple weeks, the bridge is cemented into place.

Repeat treatments

With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, it is not unusual for the life span of a fixed bridge to be over 10 years

After Care & Side effects

It is important to keep remaining teeth healthy and strong as the success of the bridge (depending on the type selected) depends on the solid foundation offered by the surrounding teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to tooth loss. Your dentist can demonstrate how to properly brush and floss teeth. Keeping a regular cleaning schedule will help diagnose problems at an early stage when treatment has a better prognosis. Selecting a balanced diet for proper nutrition is also important.

Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge should actually make eating easier. Until you become accustomed to the bridge, eat soft foods that have been cut into small pieces.

It can be difficult to speak clearly when teeth are missing. Wearing a dental bridge with the anterior teeth in their proper relationship will help you speak properly.

Products used

Zirconia crown are digitally constructed in a dental lab. These crowns require no impression. Zirconium crowns are definitely more robust than porcelain crowns. They last longer too, compared to porcelain that chip and break. Since Zirconium crowns are milled from a chunk of crystal, they are at least 5 times stronger than porcelain and it metal fuse. Zirconium crowns also provide strength without that bulky appearance that porcelain is so known for.


Dental Bridge Emax. Price: 5.000.000 per tooth.

Dental bridge Zirconia is Rp 5.500.000 per tooth.

Minimum is 3 teeth.

Before and after pictures for this treatment are available on request.

Please contact the clinic for complete information about prices.

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