zirconium-porcelain-crowns-fethiye1Dental Bridges are a popular treatment to close gaps where teeth are missing. are one of the most popular treatments in our Fethiye clinic.

A Dental Bridge is fixed to your teeth either side of your gap. Depending on the strength of your teeth adjacent to the gap it is possible to close a gap of 1 – 5 teeth. A Dental Bridge looks and acts like your original teeth, you can eat and speak as normal and it is maintained simply with daily brushing.

The colour of a Dental Bridge is carefully matched to the colour of your surrounding teeth to ensure it blends in and appears very natural.

A Dental Bridge is crafted with Dental Crowns that are fused together to make one unit. There are two types of Crowns offered at our dental clinic in Fethiye. A description of each is below.


Metal Porcelain Crowns consist of a a precious silver Metal core with Porcelain fused to the outside. The silver core is not apparent, however the colour of the Crown is slightly duller in colour compared to its Zirconium counterpart.  This type of Crown is ideal for back teeth (Molars) or the teeth along the side of your mouth. It can also be used along the front jaw however if your gums receed overtime you may see a thin grey line along      your gum line. If your budget allows we always recommend Zirconium Porcelain Crowns for your front jaw (smile line).


Zirconium that is used in Dentistry is a pure white Metal. In most cases it is non-allergic. The core of the Crown is created from Zirconium with Porcelain fused to the outside. As the materials used are 100% white the Crown is more transulcent compared to a Metal Porcelain Crown and the appearance is very natural. Some patients choose Zirconium Crowns for all of their teeth while other patients choose Zirconium Crowns along their smile line.


panaromic xray fethiyeHow is a Dental Bridge created? In the first stage the dentist will take a panoramic x-ray of your teeth (a panoramic x-ray provides a 2D view). The dentist will check that the roots of your teeth are healthy and you are not in need of any root canal treatment before your treatment commences. The strength of your teeth either side of the gap will also be determined.

The dentist will take an impression of your natural teeth and gums with a dental tray. On the same day, the dentist will then prepare your natural teeth by filing the outer surface. This usually takes approximately 15 minutes per tooth. The Dentist will numb the area so you will not feel anything during the procedure. A second dental impression is then taken and sent to the local Fethiye laboratory. Within a short space of time (a few hours) we will provide a temporary Bridge so you can continue your holiday as normal until your permanent Bridge is back from the laboratory which usually takes a few days.

If you have chosen a Dental Bridge as part of your smile makeover, the dentist will discuss your colour options. You can choose Hollywood white or a more natural white a few shades darker. The choice is your depending on your colour preference. The laboratory technicians are highly skilled and will start to create your new Bridge using the latest technology. Your Bridge is custom made based on your dental impressions and the information given by the Dentist. In some cases patients ask for larger or smaller teeth than they had previously (which is of course possible).

It usually takes a few days and before the Bridhge is polished and sent back to the Fethiye dental clinic. On your second visit the Dentist will fit your new Bridge on a temporary basis to check the fitting against your natural teeth and you will have an opportunity to check the appearance. We can make any adjustments needed. The Bridge is then returned to the laboratory for the final polishing.

On your third and final visit, the dentist will remove your temporary Bridge and your permanent Bridge will be permanently cemented in place.

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