Dental Bridges Albania - Tooth Replacement Options
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Dental Bridges Albania - Tooth Replacement Options - Trio Dental Center

Are you having missing teeth, including your front teeth? Then a dental bridge in Albania can help you restore your mouth and teeth appearance as well as your teeth function. The most appropriate way in order to prevent any further tooth loss is to visit the dentists of Trio Dental Center. 

Our staff can assist in choosing and exploring the best tooth replacement options, including dental bridges. We provide the most affordable dental bridges in Tirana; Albania and we help you avoid all the negative health effects that missing teeth create and appear. 

If you want to be confident about your appearance and smile again in a comfortable way, then you should talk today with the dentists of Trio Dental Center and we will schedule an appointment for you in order to start the dental bridge placement procedure. 

Our Team of Specialists

We’ve hand-picked an exclusive team of the country’s leading dentists.

Our team is here to help you identify which of our consultants is the right choice for you.

Essen Bilani

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • 2001-2006 Faculty of Medicine branch Dentistry, Tirana
  • 2006-2010 Specialization in Orthodontics University “La Timone” Marseille, France.
  • 2013-2014 Master Level I 2 in Orthodontics, University “La Sapienza” Rome.
  • 2018-2021 University Master Oral Surgery and Implantology “Aldo Moro” Bari.
Dr. Essen Bilani, a dentist at Trio Dental Center.
Dr. Ilda Meta, a dentist at Trio Dental Center.

Ilda Meta

Orthodontist

2016-2021 Albanian University, Faculty of Medicine, branch Dentistry.

Dr. Kristina Beqiraj, dentist at Trio Dental Center.

Kristina Beqiraj

Dentist

2018-2021 Faculty of Dentistry, branch “Dental Hygiene”

Our Results

Recent clinical cases for Dental Implants in Before and after

What is a Dental Bridge?

Tooth bridging is a very common method, which is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is a form of fixed prosthetic work because it is permanently attached to the mouth resulting in the restoration of its function, maintaining the aesthetics of the smile and the face, unchanged.

The main feature of a bridge is that it rests on at least two adjacent natural teeth (braces), which must first be ground. It is firmly attached to them with adhesive mortar, while the gap is covered with an additional, artificial tooth.

The largest dental bridges are made depending on the number of teeth that have been removed and the teeth that will be used as supports. Finally, a dental bridge can be based on natural teeth or artificial ones, i.e., tooth implants, or a combination of both.

How are Dental Bridges Made?

After the orthodontist has made the diagnosis and it has been decided, together with the patient, to resolve the lack of dental data with the dental bridge, the following steps will follow:

  1. Curvature of the remaining teeth: After anesthesia, the orthodontist will grind the adjacent teeth. These teeth are then called braces as they will support your dental bridge.
  2. Receiving the mold: The orthodontist will take molds from your mouth to send them to the dentist who will build your dental bridge.
  3. Temporary resin: Depending on the diagnostic model, temporary hoops will be made to be placed over the ground supports for the time required until the bridge is constructed. Thus, the aesthetics and health of the worn elements are maintained.
  4. Metal test: Here the metal structure of the bridge is tested. The orthodontist tests to see if it is well adjusted or if it needs correction.
  5. Color test: The orthodontist takes the patient’s teeth color and sends it back to the lab.
  6. Bridge test: The orthodontist then tests the bridge completely and makes the necessary changes. He then sends the dental bridge one last time to the dental technician’s workshop in order to finish and polish it.
  7. Gluing the bridge: The orthodontist covers the sharpened braces with a special toothpaste and places the tooth bridge in your mouth.
  8. Subsequent checks: After a period of use, the orthodontist will set a date to check that everything is working properly with the implant bridge.

Types of Dental Bridges

Categories Depending on the Support Technique

They are distinguished in:

Classic type: consists of one or more artificial teeth which are attached to two crowns that are placed on the teeth on either side of the missing ones (it is the most common method of placing a dental bridge)

Implant-supported: one or more dental implants are placed in order to replace the teeth-braces.

With cantilever: there are emergency solutions (e.g., when a rear molar is missing) and low-cost fillings, when there is no tooth available to support the bridge.

Maryland type: is the least invasive prosthetic restoration to replace a tooth, with minimal tooth removal. This type got its name from the University of Maryland where the relevant technique was discovered. In this case the tooth is held with special fins on the adjacent (adjacent) teeth

Categories Depending on their Construction Material

They are distinguished in:

Metal-ceramic: widely used. They are more expensive than metal-acrylic and cheaper than all-ceramic.

All-ceramic: their frame is made of porcelain and they do not have a metal core. They are new types of dental bridges, but their use is limited only to the anterior region of the mouth while they have a relatively reduced strength at a relatively high cost.

Zirconium (or zirconia): Their frame consists of zirconium oxide coated with porcelain. This material is very resistant to pressure, has a white color and allows light to pass through the porcelain, which is the most expensive choice.

Metal-acrylics: an economical choice but with low durability.

Metal bridges: they are rarely used anymore despite their great durability and low cost, they are unsightly. They are made entirely of metal (usually gold).

When Do Dental Bridges Need to Be Placed?

The dentist when examining your teeth will assess if a dental bridge needs to be placed in order to achieve a safe and permanent result. The placement of a bridge presupposes the existence of healthy teeth next to the gaps on which the dental bridge will be based. 

The cases in which a dental bridge is placed include:

  • Improving the patient’s aesthetic appearance and speech when one or more teeth are absent in the anterior region of the mouth.
  • Improving chewing, which is negatively affected when teeth are missing.
  • The protection of neighboring teeth and competitors of the missing tooth. When a tooth is lost it is possible for the neighboring teeth to turn or slip towards the gap that has been created. Respectively the competing teeth (i.e., the opposite teeth of the upper or lower jaw) may slide down or rise upwards. All this can be avoided by installing a bridge.
  • To restore the uniform distribution of forces exerted on the patient’s mouth during chewing. In a complete dental block during chewing, vertical and horizontal forces are exerted on the teeth, which are evenly distributed throughout the teeth. If one or more teeth are missing, then this balance is disturbed. As a result, the remaining teeth are loaded with greater force. Thus, the construction of a bridge can restore to normal levels the balance of forces that burden the teeth during chewing.
Showing dental bridges for natural human teeth as a better teeth replacement procedure.

Why do I Need a Dental Bridge?

Are you having a missing tooth or teeth? Then this could affect you and your health in a number of different ways. A Dental Bridge can address those changes, when including:

  • Restoring you smile
  • Restoring the ability to chew in a proper manner
  • Restoring your speech and pronunciation
  • Maintaining the shape of your face
  • Re-adjusting your bite in order to distribute in a proper way the force when you chew
  • Preventing your remaining teeth from moving out of their correct position

Prerequisites Before the Placement of Dental Bridges

The dentist will assess whether the dental bridge is the appropriate solution against the alternatives you have, first examining whether the existing teeth meet the appropriate conditions, in order to achieve its safe placement and to deal with any problems with other treatments. So, in this case:

  • It is required to have teeth on both sides of the empty space, so that the bridge has support at both ends.
  • The natural teeth on which the bridge will rest must be healthy and stable. If there are caries in the tooth or if it is not stable, it cannot be used as a base for a bridge.
  • The number of consecutive missing teeth should not be large.
  • Symptoms of periodontal disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis should not be present. The disease will need to be completely cured before a print can be taken to build the dental bridge.
  • The patient should not neglect his oral hygiene and if there are such indications, it is good to keep in mind that the life expectancy of a dental bridge will be significantly reduced, if he continues not to deal diligently with his oral hygiene.

However, the dental staff of Trio Dental Center is here to help you solve all your dental care problems and to give a solution to every problem that might be a retreat for the dental bridge placement.

What Happens During a Procedure for a Traditional Dental Bridge?

At least 3 visits to the dental clinic are required in order to complete the process of construction and placement of a dental bridge:

On the First Appointment

All the damage of the teeth and the gums is repaired, such as the removal of the caries, the denervation (endodontic treatment), the placement of the filling, and so on. In case of loss of natural teeth for its support, the placement of implants must have preceded.

After local anesthesia, the teeth are ground (1 to 1.5 mm of dental tissue) in order to create the necessary space for the crown material in order to support the bridge. After that, a soft impression material is placed on the teeth in order to take the impression (‘measures’) according to which the dentist will build the bridge.

The teeth are covered by a temporary protective crown and then the patient, under the guidance of the dentist, decides on the material from which the bridge will be made.

The appropriate type of bridge for each case depends:

  1. on the condition of the natural teeth that could support the bridge 
  2. on the number and location of the missing teeth 
  3. the aesthetic requirements and 
  4. the financial capabilities of the patient.

On the Second Appointment

The temporary rims are removed in order to test if the bridge fits properly on your mouth. The appropriate color is selected to perfectly match the color of your natural teeth and the temporary crowns are repositioned.

In case the patient chooses to do teeth whitening, this must be done strictly, before choosing a color because the bridge material does not whiten during the whitening process.

On the Third and Last Appointment

The bridge is placed in the patient’s mouth. In case the application is perfect, it is permanently glued to the teeth-supports with a special adhesive mortar.

What are the Benefits of Bridges?

Dental bridge placement has many aesthetic benefits, but also health benefits. Some of those benefits, include:

  • Dental Bridges look and feel more realistic than dentures.
  • Restore the ability to properly chew and speak, as missing teeth can impede proper enunciation.
  • Distribute the forces in your bite in a proper way, by replacing any missing teeth.
  • Prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
  • Maintaining normal facial structure by preventing bone loss from your jaw at the site of your missing tooth or teeth.
  • Preventing your adjacent teeth from moving into the empty space, which can cause problems with your bite and also lead to some other complications.
  • Upgrading the aesthetics of the face
  • Stability
  • It ensures a high aesthetic result, since the bridge resembles the appearance of natural teeth
  • They can be maintained for 10 to 15 years, if followed by a balanced diet and good oral hygiene.
  • Once the procedure is complete, the person can chew and eat normally.
  • His or her pronunciation will improve as he or she will no longer have gaps which will cause involuntary sounds, syllables, or other language problems.
  • From an aesthetic point of view, having all the teeth in your mouth, you can boost your self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • The cost of the dental bridge is one of the remarkable advantages.
  • They are more durable compared to implants and more economical.
  • It does not require any removal in order to be cleaned.

Why Choose Trio Dental Center for Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges can be a good choice for replacing lost teeth. But before choosing this method, it is important to consult an orthodontist. He or she will help you resolve any questions you may have about materials, types, designs, and welding. 

The patient’s approach to Dental Implants in Albania is personalized. The dentists of Trio Dental Center are well trained and have studied abroad as well as they have participated in numerous scientific conferences. Our staff deal with prosthetic restorations on a daily basis, choosing the dental bridges that fit perfectly in each case. Do not hesitate to call and to schedule your own appointment, and we assure you that the dental staff of Trio Dental Center will detect all your problems and fulfill all your needs and desires in a short period of time and with the most affordable prices.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A range of different materials, metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, synthetic resin or a combination of these are used to make dental bridges. During the construction of the bridge, the material is often processed so that the final shade harmonizes with that of your natural teeth.

The durability of the implant bridge over time is ensured by good oral hygiene and regular check-ups by the dentist.

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