Being one of the most popular destinations amongst international patients who seek to receive better treatment, Turkey stands out with its advanced healthcare system, top-notch treatments and moderate pricing policy. As a part of this ecosystem, the Turkish dental sector provides world class treatments in any sub-field of dentistry, enabling the patients to achieve their desired results in a reliable and much affordable manner. Thus, every year the number of patients who prefer Turkey for dental treatments are increasing, making Turkey a hotspot for dental tourism.
There are a few fundamental reasons why every year thousands of patients from all over the globe visit Turkey to get dental bridgess. Primarily, the Turkish dental sector has the capacity to offer more competitive prices than Europe and US, because of the reasons such as local currency crisis, low taxes and fees, lower costs of maintenance, high competition etc. Alongside the affordable prices, with its advanced dental network and specialist dentists, Turkish facilities offer high quality dental treatments even in tight schedules, thus enabling patients to enhance their smiles by a few days of visit. Briefly, with the light of above stated reasons, getting dental bridges in Turkey stands out as a reasonable option for the patients from all over the world, who wish to transform their smile.
Dental bridges are long-term aesthetic solutions, to cover and replace your missing tooth (or teeth) both functionally and aesthetically. Composed of multiple components that are bonded together to cover the space of your missing teeth, dental bridges will be placed and stabilized through the neighboring healthy teeth, from each side of the gap. As an alternative for partial dentures, or even in some cases dental implants, a dental bridge is a good way for acquiring an amazing smile, moreover it will provide substantial functional benefits, making you bite, chew, speak and smile more comfortably. Dental bridges can be made from several different materials such as ceramic, alloys, gold and porcelain, nevertheless porcelain bridges are the most preferred ones because of their natural looks. The structure, size and the amount of bridges may differ with regard to your condition, if you have a lot of missing teeth your dentist could recommend the placement of multiple bridges, specifically called as, Full Mouth Rehabilitation.
There are several types of dental bridges that can be applied to your mouth depending on your condition and your dentists evaluation. Even though they all serve as a replacement for the missing tooth,each has unique properties that make it more suited for specific scenarios.There are four main types: Traditional Dental Bridge, Cantilever Dental Bridge, Maryland Dental Bridge and Implant Supported Dental Bridge.
Traditional dental bridge is the most widely used type of dental bridge on the treatments. Traditional dental bridge is made up of dental crowns attached to the both surrounding teeth and a prosthetic tooth to cover the gap of the missing teeth. As a durable and aesthetic solution for your missing teeth, traditional dental bridges are a solid option to consider, nevertheless you should keep in mind that your dentist will need to prepare your neighboring teeth to place the dental crowns.
Cantilever dental bridges are relatively similar to the traditional dental bridges, yet they only require one dental crown to support the prosthetic tooth. Mainly applied on the front of the mouth, cantilever dental bridges provide an efficient, aesthetic and functional solution for your smile. However, cantilever dental bridges cannot be applied in a considerable number of cases, thus they are less prevalent when compared to the traditional dental bridges.
Maryland dental bridges (also known as Maryland bonded bridges or resin bonded bridges) are constructed relatively similar to the traditional dental bridges by utilizing the two neighboring teeth to support the prosthetic tooth which covers the gap caused by the absence of the missing tooth. Maryland bonded bridges utilizes metal or porcelain framework to attach the neighboring teeth, so there is little to none alteration on the neighboring teeth structure. As a relatively affordable option when compared to the other types of dental bridges, Maryland dental bridges provide affordable and efficient solutions to cover your missing teeth.
Having a self-explanatory name, implant supported dental bridges use dental implants to support the prosthetic tooth. Therefore implant supported bridges do not require any presence of adjacent teeth, moreover they can cover more extensive gaps in the mouth efficiently. Implant supported bridges are strong, durable and functional options for restoring your smile permanently. On the other hand, implant supported dental bridges necessitates a more intrusive placement operation, as well as a longer healing period when compared to the other types of dental bridges.
On your first visit, your dentist will make a dental check up in order to evaluate your suitability for dental bridges, if so he or she will advise regarding which type of dental bridges will be the most convenient option for your situation. After deciding on which type of dental bridges you will get, your dentist will prepare a treatment plan. In dental bridges, the treatment process approximately takes 3 to 4 appointments.
In your first visit, your dentist will prepare your adjacent teeth for the dental crowns. Of course, this process will vary according to the type of dental bridges you get. Traditional dental bridges will need the shaping of 2 teeth, while cantilever dental bridges will only need one and Maryland dental bridges will require almost no prior shaping. On the other hand, implant supported dental bridges will require an implant placement for application.
After preparing your adjacent teeth, which will serve as the supporting points for the bridge, your dentist will apply a temporary bridge while your dental bridge is being prepared in the dental laboratory. When your dental bridge is ready, you will be called for your last appointment to fit the bridges onto your teeth. Your dentist will make sure that it fits properly, if not it will go back to the dental laboratory for further revisions. There will be a few try-in appointments during this process where you evaluate the suitability, functionality, aesthetics and the color (tone and shade) of the bridges. Usually, there won't be any expected complications after the treatment, so your recovery process will be smooth and painless. With proper oral care you can use your dental bridges for many years.
The pricing of dental bridges is close to that of dental crowns. It is not possible to pinpoint the price of a particular operation but you might still get a close estimate solving the price estimation quiz on our homepage. To get an even closer estimate to how much your dental bridge operation might cost in Periodonta, you can leave us a message via whatsapp by clicking the lower right whatsapp icon.