What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is also known as a pontic. It is a false tooth used to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. The procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges are permanent and cannot be removed unlike the removable partial dentures.
Who are the candidates for a dental bridge?
One that has missing teeth can do greatly with a dental bridge. The gaps in between the missing teeth can be more susceptible to gum diseases and tooth decay. In addition, unfilled spaces may cause other teeth to move out of place creating a much disarrayed set of teeth.
How much does a dental bridge costs?
A dental bridge cost normally varies depending on the porcelain used. It usually costs PHP 15,000 to PHP 20,000 per unit.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a dental bridge?
Bridges are natural in appearance that usually requires only two visits to the dentist. If you maintain good oral hygiene, your fixed bridge should last as many as ten years or more.