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A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic solution for missing one or more teeth that is placed between existing teeth. Adjacent teeth are ground down to prepare them to act as a bridge for the missing tooth or teeth. A dental bridge consists of dental crowns that are fixed together.
The advantage of a dental bridge is the restoration of a natural and attractive smile, and in addition to its aesthetic role, a dental bridge also restores the functionality of the teeth.
Candidates are patients who have weak and damaged teeth and who are missing teeth. It is good if the candidates have a sufficient number of their natural teeth, but dental bridges are also performed on patients who are missing several teeth and can also be performed on implants.
Consultations are the first step because the examination is most important in order to analyze the patient’s current condition, wishes and expectations. After the examination, the dentist prepares a proposal and therapy plan for an ideal final result.
The teeth that will play the role of a bridge are prepared by grinding, which is painless because it is performed under local anesthesia. The teeth must be healthy and if the patient has caries or large fillings, it is necessary to remove the caries, repair the damage and prepare the tooth for the next step. In case of major tooth defects, it is necessary to upgrade the tooth.
After preparing the teeth by grinding, an impression is taken according to which the dental bridge is made. Impressions are taken at the Balenović Clinic with a state-of-the-art intraoral scanner, which speeds up and facilitates the entire preparation and fabrication process. Modern digital dentistry enables more precise impression taking, and communication with the patient is facilitated. During the scan, the patient monitors the state of his teeth on the screen and can see each stage of the procedure to create a new smile. After scanning, the image is sent to the dental laboratory and the dental technician can immediately start working on the design of the new teeth. It is great that the patient receives the prototype of the future teeth the very next day.
The Balenović Clinic uses the Trios 3 scanner from the company 3Shape, which is currently one of the best scanners on the market and ensures perfect precision of prosthetic works.
Thanks to digitization in dentistry, scanning makes it easier to achieve the high aesthetic and functional requirements of every dental case. The scanner of the latest generation also requires special education and training that all team members who work with the intraoral scanner in the office undergo.
The dental bridge comes in several variants – a metal-ceramic combination or completely made of zircon ceramics. The patient chooses the desired material and color in agreement with the dentist, and while waiting for the final one, a temporary dental bridge is worn. When the dental bridge is tested and everything is in order, it is fixed. Patients can choose to have the dental bridge temporarily cemented in order to have time for testing and adjustment and possible corrections. Upon confirmation by the patient and the dentist, the dental bridge is permanently cemented.
Recovery after dental bridge placement is not necessary and patients can return to their daily activities immediately. It is normal to feel discomfort until the patient gets used to it, but this passes after a few days and is individual.
The Balenović office is made up of a team of experts who specialize in all dental services and have a professional and individual approach to each patient. The focus of the activity is the satisfaction of patients and the creation of beautiful and healthy smiles using the latest technologies and approaches to the treatment of dental diseases, using the best materials and techniques to solve tooth defects in a pleasant atmosphere with professional support during each step of therapy.
The reason to choose the team of Ordinacija Balenović is the promise they offer to patients, which is satisfaction with the service. Thanks to the guarantee of quality, the durability of the solution to every dental problem, the individual approach and the painlessness of the procedure itself, patients entrust themselves to the office’s team with confidence.
The Balenović clinic opened its doors to patients in 1969. year and since 2014. every year, the declared doctor from the practice receives the title of Doctor of the Year as chosen by the patients.
Nowadays, patients place high aesthetic demands on doctors, which often cannot be solved with only one type of therapy, but requires multidisciplinary cooperation, for example, a combination of orthodontic and prosthetic therapy.
Getting used to a dental bridge is individual and any possible discomfort passes within a few days. Temporary fixation of the dental bridge also helps some patients to adapt, after which the dental bridge is permanently fixed.
A dental bridge, with proper care for oral health and hygiene, can last up to 20 years, just like dental crowns.
Dental crowns, bridges and veneers are maintained just like natural teeth. Regular and correct oral hygiene is recommended, which includes the use of a toothbrush and paste, dental floss, an interdental brush or a dental shower. It is important to go for a check-up at the dentist once a year, and it is recommended to go for a professional cleaning twice a year.
Each person's dental problems are different and require special care. To achieve a beautiful smile, it is necessary to find the problem you have in order to solve it with the right methods.
Fill out our short questionnaire and tell our experts what problems you have, and we will send you a proposal that can solve them.