Dental Bridges at BIDC Thailand Dental Center

Dental bridges are composed of at least 2 crown units used to replace missing gaps in teeth. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or by dental implants. A bridge is supported by anchoring teeth called abutment teeth and false tooth/teeth that replaces the missing gap called pontic teeth.

Dental bridges can be made of porcelain, metal (a gold and/or other metal alloy), or a combination of both.


Advantages of Dental Bridges

  • dental bridges can restore your smile
  • dental bridges restore your ability to properly chew and speak by replacing missing gap in teeth
  • dental bridges prevent surrouding teeth to missing gap from drifting out of position
  • dental bridges helps distribute the biting forces in your bite properly


Types of Dental Bridges

Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.

Maryland bridges, are also commonly called called a resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland bonded bridge, are normally made of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to existing teeth.

Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth. Cantilever bridges are not as commonly done due to loading pressure on existing supporting abutment tooth. For instances whereby there is missing gaps without 2 adjacent supporting abutment teeth, dental implants or partial dentures are alternative recommended treatment options in replacing mis

Standard Bridge

Bridge of 3 unit crowns replacing 1 missing gap

Maryland Bridge

Maryland bonded bridge with metal wings in replacing 1 missing gap

Cantielver Bridge

Cantilever bridge with 3 crown units replacing 2 missing gaps

There are several types of dental crown materials that may be used to make dental bridges:

  1. Dental Bridge using Porcelain fused to metal alloy (PFM) crowns
  2. Dental Bridge using All Procelain Crowns : IPS Empress eMax crowns
  3. Dental Bridges using All Procelain Crowns : Cercon crowns
  4. Dental Bridges using All Procelain Crowns : Procera crowns


BIDC Thailand Dental Center Dental Laboratories

At BIDC Cosmetic Dental Center, BIDC has its own dedicated in-house dental laboratories within its 7 storey dental building in ensuring quality checks and standards. This also enables immeidate chairside shade selection and adjustments as well as faster logistics and turnaround timings for more effective treatment scheudling. One dental laboratory specailizes in ceramic esthetic labworks. A second dental laboratory specailizes in dental proshetics (crown, bridge and dentures) over dental implants.


Dental Makeover Dental Bridges Cases at BIDC Dental Center

With natural esthetics and advances in techniques, a dental makeover using dental crowns and dental bridges can now be done in a matter of days!

See our case gallery done at Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC).