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Natural Dental Tooth Bridge in Singapore
A dental tooth bridge, which is also known as fixed partial denture, is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is attached to the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. A dental tooth bridge is attached to the natural teeth surrounding the problematic area. Bridges are like artificial teeth that can improve your appearance and help you smile with confidence.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a dental restoration option to replace teeth. They are usually made of porcelain and are fused with metal or ceramics to give a more natural colour.
The restoration ‘bridges’ across an area with missing teeth and is held in place by one’s own natural teeth or dental implants. It distributes the bite forces and helps you chew with more ease and prevent other teeth from moving out of place and affecting your dental health.
What is involved in a dental tooth bridge procedure in Singapore?
Our dental specialist/ dentist will find out the details of your medical and dental history, go through a consultation and examination and take a digital X-ray of your teeth to enable a thorough and detailed diagnosis, to ascertain if a dental bridge is suitable for you.
We need to ensure that the teeth next to the missing teeth are in good health. Sometimes, root canal treatment may be recommended when there is extensive dental decay.
Approximately 1 mm of tooth structure will be removed from the supporting teeth and a mould of the teeth will then be made. The mould will be sent to the dental laboratory to fabricate the bridge.
In the meantime, a temporary bridge will be cemented to the adjacent teeth to protect the supporting teeth.
Once the permanent bridge is ready, the temporary bridge will be removed and the permanent bridge will be cemented onto the teeth.
Once completed, your new teeth will look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. They require the same maintenance as your natural teeth – flossing, brushing and regular dental check-ups and maintenance every 6 months. With proper care, dental bridges will last for decades.
Research has shown that the success rate for bridges in general, is about 85% to 90% over ten years. This means that out of 100 bridges done, about 10 to 15 of them may need to some fixing and repairing over a long period of time.
Dental tooth bridge fees in Singapore
Wondering if Medisave or insurance can be used for this procedure?
Medisave does not apply to dental bridge treatment. However, if you are a Singaporean or Permanent Resident of Singapore, Medisave can be used for other teeth replacement solutions like dental implant surgery.
For more details on Medisave coverage, please visit our Medisave Page.
|Consultation||$80 – $200|
|Bridges||$2,800 – 3,000 per tooth|
*All fees are subject to prevailing Singapore Goods and Services Tax.
*All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
The information provided above is of a general nature only as you would need to be examined by our dental specialists/ dentists in order to confirm the best treatment option for you.
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Frequently asked questions
How should I care for my temporary teeth?
Temporary teeth, whether they are dental bridges or crowns are not meant to be permanent. They also serve as a blueprint for the development of the final teeth, allowing adjustments to be made until the shape is correct. Here are several precautions to take note when you have temporary teeth:
Avoid sticky, chewy foods (for example, chewing gum, toffee, etc.), which could dislodge the bridges.
Minimize use of the side of your mouth with the temporary teeth. Try to chew more on the other side of your mouth.
Avoid chewing hard foods (such as nuts, raw vegetables, apples, etc.), which could dislodge and/or break the temporary teeth.