Dental bridges, which are also known as fixed partial dentures, are used to replace one or more missing teeth and are attached to the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. Bridges are 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.
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 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.
Preparation for the bridge
Approximately 1 mm of tooth structure will be removed from the supporting teeth and a mold of the teeth will then be made. The mold 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.
Fitting of the bridge
Once the permanent bridge is ready, the temporary bridge will be removed and the permanent bridge will be cemented onto the teeth.
Follow Up Care
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.
|Consultation||$80 – $200|
|Bridges||$1,800 to $2,300 per tooth|
*All fees are subject to 7% Singapore Goods and Services Tax.
*All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
It may be possible to have a reduction in the fee if multiple teeth are involved. Ask your dental specialist about this.
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. A more detailed
Medisave does not generally apply to bridges treatment.
Specialist Dental Group’s bridges team comprises 4 internationally trained dental specialists (prosthodontists). Each of these specialists has undergone additional intensive training in the areas of teeth replacement and cosmetic dentistry.
We can usually schedule for you to see our dental specialists/ dentists within 24 hours and depending on your dental condition, it may be possible for you to start bridge treatment on the same day as your initial consultation.
How should I care for my temporary dental bridge/ crown?
Temporary dental bridges are not meant to be a permanent solution. Instead, they serve as a preventive measure to ensure that your teeth do not move out of place. Moreover, they also restore your smile and help maintain your face shape. They also serve as a blueprint for the development of the final bridges, allowing adjustment to be made until the shape is correct. Here are several precautions to take note when you have a temporary bridge:Read More