What is the price of a bridge over dental implants
A bridge is permanently placed in place and can only be removed by your dentist. It consists of one or more false teeth called “intermediate elements” (one crown for each missing tooth) in the center and one or more anchor crowns called “butt” teeth on each side. The intermediate elements (made of metal. Porcelain, gold, zirconium, alloys, etc.) fulfill the function of filling the void, while the teeth are attached to the natural teeth adjacent to the gap, holding the bridge in place. There are 2 types of bridges.
Bridge over natural teeth
In order to connect the bridge to the natural teeth, these must be filed (carved) in order to provide space so that the crowns can be correctly aligned with the opposing teeth, while providing sufficient surface area for Allow a strong bond. Natural teeth should be relatively healthy (in good structural and caries free condition) for this to work. The biggest drawback of this process is that it is irreversible. Once the natural teeth are modified, they cannot be used as regular teeth ever again.
Bridge over dental implants
While natural teeth do not provide a healthy enough structure, the dentist needs to perform an extraction (endodontic) of these defective parts (if they still remain in the mouth). This would leave a “gap” of 3 consecutive pieces in the denture. Abutment teeth are replaced with 2 titanium dental implants to fix to back a fixed bridge over these implants adjacent to the gap (3 – Unit Bridge on implants). If the gap between the missing teeth is greater the dentist will make a bridge of 3, 4 or 5 pieces on dental implants.
Advantages of a 2 to 5 Piece Dental Implant Bridge
- The procedure is performed in a single day (extraction of teeth and placement of implants)
- They feel better, since the parts are screwed onto the implants
- Food intake does not cause pain
- Ability to eat any food, such as meat, sandwiches, and hard fruits
- Ease of cleaning
- Usually long lasting
Disadvantages of a 3 to 4 Piece Dental Implant Bridge
- They must be buried under the gums for 2, 3 months to achieve a perfect “Osseo integration”
- They tend to be more expensive because of the placement of dental implants
- Procedure is longer than a “simple” filing of natural teeth
- Dependent on the type and health of the patient’s gingiva implant cannot be osseous integrated well into the arch
There are many advantages, but may also have disadvantages, which is why you should be well informed on the subject as well as consult in detail and appearance with your dentist . Also we recommend you pay attention to the price of each procedure.