Dental Bridges in Tijuana
Did you know that missing some teeth can do more damage other than destroying your self-confidence? Losing a tooth or teeth can cause a shift in the alignment of your teeth and increase the risk of periodontal diseases. It can also increase the risk of losing the adjacent tooth and can result to speech disorders. In addition, it increases the risk of tooth decay.
A fixed dental bridge is one of the simplest and most economical dental solutions for those people who are missing some teeth. This restorative measure is a non-removable prosthesis affixed to the natural teeth to basically bridge the gap.
Much like dental implants and dentures, dental bridges in Mexico are designed to replace missing teeth. Fixed dental bridges are attached to the adjacent teeth with metal bands covered by crowns. Unlike removable dentures, bridges are permanently fixed in place, are made from porcelain, and function very much like natural teeth.
Benefits of Fixed Dental Bridges
Losing teeth create more damage than you can think of. Gaps left by missing teeth are typically the cause of shift in the alignment of your teeth that can easily result to bad bite. This imbalance can also lead to TMJ and gum disease. Tijuana dentists have years of experience in handling this type of treatment. Using only top-notch materials that are manufactured in the United States and performed only by board certified dental professionals, you can be assured that our fixed dental bridges are not only cheaper but also world-class as well. Getting this dental solution means restoring your smile and your ability to properly speak and chew. It will also mean maintaining the shape of your face, preventing remaining teeth from drifting out of position, and distributing forces in your bite.
What Types of Bridges do Tijuana Dentists offer?
1.- Cantilever bridges – Tijuana dentists use cantilever bridges when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing teeth.
2.- Maryland bonded bridges – These are held in place by a metal framework and include artificial teeth made of plastic and gum. The metal wings that are used on each side of the bridge are bonded to the adjacent natural teeth.
3.- Traditional fixed bridges – This option involves the creation of a crown for both the tooth on either side of the missing tooth using a pontic in between. Made of porcelain fused with either ceramics or metal, this fixed bridge is the most commonly used in the world of dentistry today.
The materials we use, which are all manufactured in the United States, include standard porcelain PTF crowns, porcelain fused with gold, all gold metal crowns/bridge, and porcelain fused with zirconium.
Samaritan International gives the patient the power to choose the kind of dental bridge and the materials to be used. For you to make wise decision, let me give you some insights. While standard materials are the least expensive, gold is obviously the most pricey. However, based on experience, we can say that Zirconium makes the best fixed dental bridge because of its color, durability, strength, and because it is visually appealing.
A fixed dental bridge is made by creating a crown for the adjacent teeth with the false teeth placed in the middle to fill the empty space. Parts of the teeth that will be used to support the bridge will be removed to make space for the crowns.
Creating and installing fixed dental bridges is some of the most common procedures that are being handled by Tijuana dentists on a regular basis. Patients undergo thorough oral examination so your Mexican dentist can determine if you are a good candidate for this dental treatment. It’s important that the tooth on each side of the empty space is healthy so they can support the false tooth or teeth. Adjacent teeth will be reconstructed or reshaped to prepare them to receive the crown. After your teeth have been reshaped, your dentist will take an impression needed to create an exact mold for the bridge or crown. The impression is sent to the lab and until the final fixed dental bridge is ready, you will be wearing a temporary bridge.
How long do Tijuana Dental Bridges last?
Tijuana Dental Bridges will last 15 years or longer depending on your oral hygiene. The reason why bridges come loose or even fall off is because the bone that holds them in place or the teeth that support them aren’t strong enough. For this reason, it is important to ensure that your gums and teeth remain healthy. You can achieve this by brushing your teeth using fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, by flossing daily, and by going to your dentist for professional cleanings and regular check ups.
How much do dental bridges in Mexico cost?
The average cost of getting your dental bridges in the United States is $850 per tooth. The rate could easily go up to $2,600 if you require 3-tooth standard bridge. At Samaritan International, we charge just $270 per tooth for standard porcelain bridges. Meanwhile, if you opt to get the zirconium base bridges, we charge $460 per tooth.