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Dental bridges as dentures

A good way to close the gap - and what alternatives there are

If you are missing one or more teeth, a custom-made dental bridge is often a suitable tooth replacement. The bridge is attached to the healthy neighboring teeth and can replace the missing tooth or teeth in a deceptively realistic way. The abutment teeth that support the dental bridge are ground to a precise fit. However, if you want to avoid the loss of healthy tooth structure that comes with a dental bridge, there are also tooth-friendly alternatives. The smilin'' dental practice in Rheinfelden provides you with detailed information about dental bridges here.

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    What a dental bridge can do for you


    As a fixed prosthesis, a dental bridge has three main advantages for you:

    • It can replace a lost tooth in a very attractive way.

    • The adjacent teeth are stabilized by the dental bridge. This protects them against so-called "tipping".

    • The tooth in the opposite jaw experiences chewing resistance due to the dental bridge. This keeps it in its natural position.

    A dental bridge therefore offers you both aesthetic and health benefits. Every new bridge for your teeth is personally made for you by our experienced dental technicians in our in-house master dental laboratory. It is visually indistinguishable from the neighboring teeth. Particularly high-quality materials can be used for your dental bridge, making it very durable and resistant.

    However, if gaps between teeth remain untreated for a longer period of time, this has undesirable effects: On the one hand, neighboring teeth lose their upright position. They gradually move towards the gap and "tilt" inwards. On the other hand, the opposing tooth in the jaw, which is opposite the untreated tooth gap, emerges from the tooth bed over time and "lengthens". A bridge between the teeth ensures that your rows of teeth do not suffer such a loss of regularity and harmony.

    What all dental bridges have in common is that they close one or more gaps by creating a connection between healthy teeth. To do this, the dental bridges must be given a suitable holder.

    Dental bridges designed for permanent use usually have fixing elements that are placed over the neighboring teeth as crowns. They are then firmly cemented. This provides the necessary stability.

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    Application variants

    • A so-called single-span bridge replaces a single missing tooth.

    • The two-span bridge consists of two pontics and closes the gaps left by two missing teeth.

    • Free-end bridges do not have a second tooth as a bridge abutment because the corresponding tooth gap occurs at the rear end of a row of teeth.

    Sometimes a wide gap can no longer be closed with a conventional dental bridge if such a construction is no longer stable enough. In such a case, dental implants can serve as a stability anchor. They must normally also be used for cantilever bridges.

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    Careful production

    After grinding down the abutment teeth, we take an exact impression of your teeth. The bridge is now made to fit perfectly in our in-house dental laboratory. Your material requirements will of course be taken into account. Especially in the visible area of the dentition, patients usually value a dental bridge that fits perfectly into the row of teeth. Various ceramic solutions are available for this purpose.

    Once the dental bridge has been fabricated, we place the fixation elements on the abutment teeth and attach them. The fixation elements now serve as bridge anchors and simultaneously crown the abutment teeth. This gives them new ceramic occlusal surfaces. After possible minor adjustments, the dental bridge is immediately ready for construction.

    There are various options for visually appealing dental bridges. At the smilin dental practice, we prefer high-quality all-ceramic bridges that are made entirely of ceramic.

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    High-quality materials

    Ceramic dentures have a certain translucency, which makes them look as similar as possible to natural teeth. This is why the material is best suited for maintaining your unclouded smile. All-ceramic bridges are of particular interest to patients who wish to have completely metal-free dentures for health reasons. All ceramic materials give you a choice of countless shades for your dental bridge. The individual shade of your teeth can be exactly matched by the dental bridge.

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    Dental bridges as dentures

    Alternative to a dental bridge

    In most cases where a dental bridge is an option, an alternative can be realized: Dentures supported by dental implants. Instead of filling a tooth gap with a dental bridge, one or more artificial dental crowns can be used. The dental implants then serve as permanent fixation.

    These are artificial tooth roots that have a number of special advantages:


    • Unlike a dental bridge, no healthy tooth substance is lost with dental implants, as no neighboring teeth have to be ground down.

    • The abutment teeth are not burdened by the additional support function they have to provide for the dental bridge.

    • A dental implant sits firmly in the jaw and thus ensures that the jawbone is preserved. With a bridge for the teeth, on the other hand, you have to live with a certain amount of bone loss.

    A dental implant is implanted directly into your jaw. After ingrowth, the denture is then firmly screwed into place. The high-quality dental crowns, which can replace your lost teeth together with an implant, are also custom-made for you in our in-house dental laboratory.

    However, it is not only possible to replace the removed tooth or teeth with implant-supported single crowns. A dental bridge can also be fixed exclusively or partially with dental implants.

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    The dentists at the smilin'' practice in Rheinfelden near Weil am Rhein, Lörrach and Basel will be happy to advise you in detail when it comes to dental prostheses such as a dental bridge. Please simply contact us by telephone or using the contact form .

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    Benefit from our additional services

    In addition to high-quality dentistry, we offer a comprehensive range of services on request to make your visit to us as pleasant as possible.

    • conversation

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      for reminders about check-up and prophylaxis appointments

    • x-ray

      Digital dental impression

      for fast fabrication of precise dental prostheses in 2 hours.

    • observation

      Own laboratory on site

      for controlled quality and short processing times

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