Costa Rica dental bridges: Three types of bridges

April 14, 2020

Losing a tooth can happen to anyone. Risk factors for losing teeth include poor dental care, failure to brush your teeth regularly, smoking, diabetes, arthritis or an accident or trauma. Fortunately, dental bridges offer an effective and long-lasting solution to replace a missing tooth and reduce further damage.

A missing tooth, if not remedied, presents a series of potentially more serious problems if ignored. The gap created by a missing tooth can be unsightly, especially if it’s a front  tooth, but the problems are more than aesthetic. Adjacent teeth begin to move on their own to fill the gap. And the gap, if not dealt with, can lead to bone loss in the jaw and problems with chewing and even speaking.

A dental bridge is an excellent option for replacing a missing tooth. Costa Rica’s community of highly qualified and experienced dental professionals offer dental bridges at a significant savings over what you would pay in the United States.

Dental bridges come in three main types: traditional bridges, cantilever bridges and Maryland-bonded bridges. Your Costa Rica dentist can help you understand the key differences between bridge types and recommend the best one for you.

Traditional bridges involve placing crowns on the adjacent teeth on either side of the gap. They hold in place a false tooth that can be made from porcelain, gold or alloys. A Maryland-bonded bridge holds the false tooth in place with wings bonded to the teeth on each side. Cantilever bridges are used when the gap created by the missing tooth has a single tooth on one side only.

Selecting and installing your bridge can usually be done in just two visits to the dentist. Your Costa Rica dentist may decide to install a temporary bridge while your permanent bridge is being created in a laboratory.

Dental bridges are a great way to prevent the jaw damage that often occurs due to a missing tooth. Installing your dental bridge doesn’t require surgery and the discomfort during the bridge placement is minimal.

Costa Rica offers excellent options for dental bridge work and at steeply discounted prices over what you’d expect to pay anywhere else. So, don’t put off replacing that missing tooth with a dental bridge!

Lydia McManus
Lydia McManus

Visit CostaRicaDentalGuide.com and fill out a form to get a free referral to the leading Costa Rica dental clinics offering affordable, high-quality dental bridges.

You may be interested

Costa Rica details March friendlies against Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Costa Rica
4888 views
Costa Rica
4888 views

Costa Rica details March friendlies against Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina

The Tico Times - February 24, 2021

The Costa Rican men’s soccer team will face Bosnia-Herzegovina and Mexico in March friendlies, and the local federation has provided…

Costa Rica receives shipment of 92,400 more vaccines
Costa Rica
16371 views
Costa Rica
16371 views

Costa Rica receives shipment of 92,400 more vaccines

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 24, 2021

Costa Rica received 92,430 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday night, the single-largest shipment delivered to the country, the Presidency…

Costa Rica detects South African, British coronavirus strains
Costa Rica
21595 views
Costa Rica
21595 views

Costa Rica detects South African, British coronavirus strains

AFP and The Tico Times - February 24, 2021

Costa Rican researchers detected the South African variant of the coronavirus in a French tourist who was part of a…