Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is a permanent solution for missing teeth.They are made by bonding artificial teeth to
natural teeth, creating a seamless bridge that can improve oral health and natural appearance.

What is dental bridge?

Dental bridges are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They are made by bonding artificial teeth to natural teeth, creating a seamless bridge that can improve oral health and natural appearance.

Dental bridges are a good option for people who are missing one or two teeth and are also a good option for people who are not good candidates for dental implants.

If you are considering a dental bridge, it is important to talk to our dentist about the best option for you. They can help you determine the type of bridge that is right for you and also discuss the dental bridge cost.

Dental Bridge Singapore Cost

$950–1,600
per unit(w/o GST)

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This is a fee estimate & subject to change.
Please check with your clinician for an exact fee based on your unique clinical condition.

Types of Dental Bridge

Traditional fixed bridge

A traditional dental bridge is the most common type. Traditional bridges are made up of two or more crowns and a false tooth, also known as a pontic (supporting teeth). The crowns are cemented to the teeth on either side of the gap, and the pontic spans the gap. Traditional fixed bridges are made of metal, porcelain fused to metal (PFM), or ceramics.

Cantilever bridge

A cantilever bridge is a type of dental bridge that is supported by a single crown on one side of the gap. It is less commonly used than a traditional fixed bridge because it can put more stress on the abutment tooth. Cantilever bridges are typically only used when there is not enough space for a traditional fixed bridge.

An Implant supported bridges

It is supported by a dental implant. Dental implants are titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. Implant-supported bridges are stronger and easier to clean and are more likely to last for many years.

Dental Bridge Procedure

First Visit: 

  • The dentist will prepare the abutment teeth. This involves removing a small amount of enamel from the teeth to make room for the crowns.
  • The dentist will take impressions of the teeth. Impressions are molds of the teeth that are used to create the bridge. The dentist will use a soft putty-like material to take the impressions. The patient will bite down on the putty to create an impression of the teeth. The dentist will then pour a plaster-like material into the impressions to create a model of the teeth. The model will be sent to a dental lab, where the bridge will be created.
  • The dentist will place a temporary bridge over the abutment teeth to protect them until the permanent bridge is created. The temporary bridge is made of a soft material that will not damage the abutment teeth.

 

Second Visit: Fitting of permanent crowns

  • The dentist will remove the temporary bridge.
  • The dentist will cement the permanent bridge in place. This is a simple procedure that is done in the dentist’s office. The dentist will use a special cement to attach the bridge to the abutment teeth. The procedure is usually painless and takes about 30 minutes.
  • local anaesthetic is used to numb the area where the bridge will be placed. This is done to prevent pain and discomfort during the procedure.

Choosing a Solution for Missing Teeth 

Dentures, Bridges or Implants? 

Every patient is unique. Depending on individual cases, the dentist may suggest a bridge, denture, or an implant to replace missing teeth.

Here is a table that summarizes the pros and cons of each option:

OptionProsCons
Dental bridge* Fixed restoration * Can be made to look natural * Can improve chewing ability* Requires modification of healthy teeth 
Dental implant* Permanent solution * Can improve chewing ability * Can look natural* Requires surgery 
Denture* Removable * Can be cheaper than other options* Not as permanent as other options * Can be difficult to clean * Can slip or become dislodged

Ultimately, the best way to decide which option is right for you is to talk to your dentist. They can help you assess your individual needs and preferences and recommend the best solution for you.

At Smilepoint Dental Centre, we will discuss all of the options with our clients before deciding on a treatment plan. For missing teeth, we will typically consider the bite, space remaining, and cosmetic requirements before making a decision. We will also discuss the estimated cost of dental bridge treatment with our clients before beginning treatment.

Benefits and Side Effects of Dental Bridges

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Improved appearance: Dental bridges can help to improve the appearance of a smile by filling in gaps and making the teeth look more uniform.
  • Improved function: Dental bridges can help to improve the function of a smile by restoring the ability to chew food properly and speak clearly.
  • Prevention of tooth movement: When a tooth is missing, the teeth on either side of the gap can start to move into the empty space. This can lead to problems with the bite and other dental issues. Dental bridges can help to prevent this by filling in the gap and keeping the teeth in place.
  • Durability: Dental bridges are very durable and can last for many years with proper care.

If you are missing teeth, dental bridges may be a good option for you. Talk to our dentist to learn more about dental bridges and whether they are right for you.

Dental Bridge Side Effects are Relatively Minor and Temporary

Dental bridges are a very effective way to replace missing teeth, but they do have some potential side effects. These side effects are usually minor and temporary, but they can be bothersome for some people.

Some of the most common side effects of dental bridges include:

  • Soreness: The teeth that are used to support the bridge may be sore for a few days after the bridge is placed. This soreness is usually mild and goes away on its own.
  • Sensitivity: The teeth that are used to support the bridge may be sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks for a few days after the bridge is placed. This sensitivity is usually mild and goes away on its own.
  • Gum recession: The gums around the teeth that are used to support the bridge may recede slightly over time. This is usually a minor problem and does not cause any long-term damage.
  • Breakage: Dental bridges can break if they are not cared for properly. It is important to brush and floss around the bridge regularly and to avoid chewing on hard foods.
  • Infection/Gum Disease: If the bridge is not fitted properly, it can trap food and bacteria, which can lead to an infection. If you experience any pain, swelling, or redness around the bridge, it is important to see your dentist right away.

If you are concerned about the side effects of dental bridges, talk to our dentist. Our dentist will answer all your questions and concerns related to this area.

 
 
 

Aftercare

Proper aftercare is essential for the long-term success of dental bridge treatment

Here are some additional information about caring for your dental bridge:

  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly. Be sure to brush and floss around the bridge, especially under the pontic (the false tooth that fills in the gap).
  • Fluoride rinse. To further reduce the chance of tooth decay and other oral health issues, think about utilizing a fluoride rinse.
  • Avoid chewing on hard foods. Hard foods can damage the bridge, so it is best to avoid them.
  • Get regular dental checkups and cleanings. Your dentist can check the bridge for any problems and make sure that it is fitting properly.
  • Wear a mouthguard if you grind or clench your teeth. Grinding and clenching can put stress on the bridge and cause it to break.
  • Avoid extremely hot or cold foods and beverages if dental sensitivity is a problem.

If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your dental bridge, be sure to talk to our dentist.

Insurance & Subsidies

AIA dental Insurance

AIA

Smilepoint is an accredited service provider with IHP & AIA Dental Insurance.

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Medisave dental claim

Medisave

Smilepoint is a CPF Medisave-accredited dental clinic for dental surgeries.

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CHAS

We are a CHAS-approved dental clinic. We accept valid CHAS, Merdeka and Pioneer Generation cards.

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Baby Bonus Scheme CDA

Smilepoint is a Baby Bonus (CDA) approved institution. You can use the funds from the CDA for dental treatments.

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