Dental Bridge

Do you have missing teeth? These gaps can be bridged with dental bridges. Customised dental bridges are a great way to restore your smile and oral health.

What is a dental bridge?

Dental bridges are a way to replace two or more missing teeth in your mouth, whereby an artificial tooth is fixed permanently to adjoining teeth.

Tooth gaps can be filled in using dental bridges. A pontic, or dental bridge, spans the space between two healthy teeth. Bridges are a great way to restore your smile, bite, and overall oral health. It permanently bonds replacement teeth to the teeth around them. Gold is one option for pontics, but porcelain is more common because of how closely it resembles natural teeth. 

Dental Bridge Process in Singapore

First Visit: Preparing the abutment teeth

The first dental appointment involves preparing the abutment teeth for the crowns that will hold the bridge in place. Some of the enamel (the outside layer of the teeth) will be removed so that there is room for the crown to be placed over them.

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Second Visit: Fitting of permanent crowns

During this visit, the temporary crowns will be removed, and the permanent crowns will be checked for proper fitting. The permanent bridges will then be cemented in place using a strong, permanent type of cement. Your dentist will check the crowns to ensure that your bite is not too high and adjust it accordingly.

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Impression of teeth

Using a soft putty-like material that the patient bites into, an impression of the teeth will be taken by leaving an indentation of the exact outline of the teeth. Next, a plaster-like material is poured into the impressions to make a model of the teeth—in which the bridge will be made in a dental lab. A temporary bridge will be placed over the abutment teeth to protect them until the permanent crown is constructed by the dental lab.

Which is a Better Option to Replace

Missing Teeth – Implants or a Dental Bridge?

Every patient is unique. Our dentist will check gum health, bone structure, and surrounding teeth during the initial appointment. Depending on individual cases, the dentist may suggest a bridge, denture, or implant to replace the missing teeth.

Points to check include:

  • Amount of bone structure left
  • The condition of the surrounding teeth
  • Whether any root canals have been done
  • The gum condition
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Benefits & Side Effects

Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • Bring Back Your Smile
  • A lovely, healthy smile is something you can’t put a price on
  • Enhance chewing. You could find it challenging or even painful to eat your favorite meals after losing a tooth.
  • Improve your speaking.
  • Maintain the Natural Shape of Your Face.
  • Preventing Shifting Teeth
  • Complications

    • Bridge failure The bridge could collapse. if so may need another bridge, implants, or additional dental work.
    • Painful chewing Bridge eating can be difficult, especially in the weeks after the operation. Visit the dentist for an adjustment if the bite feels off.
    • Infection Those with extensive tooth decay or gum disease may get infections following treatment.
    • Tooth decay A tooth might deteriorate under the bridge crown. This is more likely in those with severe gum disease or tooth decay that requires crowns.

    Excellent home care, including brushing and flossing, prevents tooth decay around bridges. Bridge floss exists.

    Aftercare

    After Bridge installation 

    After having the teeth grind, your mouth could feel uncomfortable and sore. Following the bridge’s installation, it might still feel painful. The gums could bleed and be sensitive. This discomfort often disappears after a few days for most people. The operation may, however, take a few weeks to fully repair the gums.
     
    As soon as they feel well enough, which is typically the day after the appointment, a person can go back to work or school. Those who elect to be asleep during the bridge placement shouldn’t operate a vehicle thereafter.
     
    Anyone with implants may experience sickness when they awaken from anesthesia. They should also refrain from driving, and they might require help for a day or two after the treatment.
     
    In order to maintain a bridge, it’s crucial to:
     
    • Maintaining good oral hygiene will help you stop additional deterioration.
    • Visit the dentist twice a year to have the bridge inspected and the teeth cleaned.
     

    Insurance & Subsidies

    AIA dental Insurance

    AIA

    DentalPlus Clinic is an AIA accredited clinic. Patients with AIA Dental coverage can enjoy treatment under AIA coverage.

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    Medisave dental claim

    Medisave

    We are CPF Medisave accredited for dental surgery. Approved procedures include wisdom teeth surgery, dental implants and biopsy.

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    CHAS

    We also provide subsidized co-payment inclusive to outpatient dental services under the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS). 

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    Baby Bonus Scheme CDA

    We are a Baby Bonus approved institution. Funds from CDA accounts can be used for dental treatment of the child and their siblings.

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    Jennet Haling
    Jennet Haling
    23/03/2024
    The dentists in the clinic are the best. They make you at ease and deliver quality service. I’ve been a patient/ client in this clinic since 2016. Even I moved house far from the clinic, I still do book my all my dental appointments here.
    Benson Lee
    Benson Lee
    22/03/2024
    The dentist provide great advise and pre notified me of which tooth or teeth is decaying or required attention. Receptionist is fast and pre book next appointment fast.
    Elyn Teoh
    Elyn Teoh
    08/03/2024
    Overall have a good experience and treatment with Dentalplus. Friendly peoples :)
    Rosita Edwards
    Rosita Edwards
    29/02/2024
    I am very happy with my dental experience at Dental Plus Clinic at Telok Blangah. Dr Therese was very professional and always smiling so gave me confidence as I really am paranoid just listening to the machine. She will ask me how I feel and to show my hand if I am uncomfortable. Dr Therese will also tell me what she is going to do beforehand. I am pleased that I have indeed found a dental clinic to take care of me. I am also please that their front desk representative is very kind and gentle too.
    David Sam
    David Sam
    26/02/2024
    The dentist has been very attentive, informing every step she will take. She also prompted me to hand up if feel discomfort. Throughout scaling, she was gentle in treatment. Highly recommended as a dental servicing place.
    Ong Junxiang
    Ong Junxiang
    22/02/2024
    Dentist (Dr. Mabel) and assistant were professional, friendly and meticulous in their work. Receptionist was polite and prompt. Timely reminders were also given well before the actual appointment date. Rescheduling process was also smooth and convenient. 5/5 👍
    Abdul Jalil
    Abdul Jalil
    20/02/2024
    To put it simple and straight forward, DentalPlus, a dental clinic you will feel safe to go to. From welcoming to experience to professionalism, service. Calm and smiling reception, very welcoming. Greeting and readily listening Dental Practitioner. Understands and confirms issue, explains in a easy to understand term, asks before proceeding to next procedure. It takes away the patient's anxiety of the dental treatment. Very assuring, taking time to treat you in best way possible. Made me feel at ease. No time or money wasted here and very pleased with the care and treatment received. The premise is immaculate. Will highly recommend DentalPlus to anyone at the next opportunity.
    Sarah Bupe
    Sarah Bupe
    18/02/2024
    Went to the clinic last week. I was attended by Dr Mabel. Found the whole experience rather pleasant even though i was in pain with a toothache. Dr Mabel was very clear with her explanations and gentle with her procedures. For once, my phobia for dentists diminished . Would definitely be going back to Dentalplus for my regular check ups.

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