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Fixed Dental Bridge: Comfort and aesthetics in your smile

Are you looking for a long-lasting and effective solution to recover your smile? A fixed bridge could be the answer you’ve been waiting for.

By having a full, healthy smile, you will not only gain self-confidence, but you will also improve your quality of life.

Fixed bridges are a type of denture and an excellent option for replacing missing teeth.

Unlike removable partial dentures, fixed bridges are permanently attached to teeth that serve as pillars or on dental implants, meaning you won’t have to worry about removing and replacing them. This gives you the comfort and security of being able to enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions.

When you choose a fixed bridge, you are choosing a durable and resistant solution. These dentures are made of high-quality materials that resemble the appearance and function of natural teeth.

Recover your smile and enjoy life again with fixed dentures in Quito, Ecuador. Consult your dentist to learn more about this permanent solution and regain your confidence today.

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What is a Fixed Bridge?

A fixed bridge is a type of dental prosthesis with 3 or more teeth that remains in your mouth permanently, which makes it very stable.

The pieces that make up a fixed bridge are:

  • Pillars: pieces that support the bridge, they are very similar to dental crowns
  • Pontic: it is the crown of the tooth or teeth that are being replaced and are adhered to each other and to the pillars

Advantages of a Fixed Bridge

  • Comfort: a fixed bridge is normally made up of only the teeth without additional structures so it is practically equivalent to a natural tooth
  • Stability: being fixed, it means that it is supported on abutment teeth or even on implants, which makes it practically impossible for them to move.
  • Aesthetics: it is made with special materials such as ceramic or zirconium, which makes it much more similar to natural teeth

Types of Fixed Bridges

The types of bridges are distinguished mainly by the nature of the pillars that support them, namely:

  • Fixed bridge on natural teeth: the abutments are neighboring teeth that are prepared with endodontics and carved in such a way that they can serve as a base to introduce and adhere the fixed bridge
  • Fixed bridge on implants: The pillars are the attachments of a dental implant that allow the fixed bridge to be screwed to them
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Bottom view of a 5-piece fixed bridge. Note in gray the cavity where the pillar enters

How to Care for your Fixed Bridge

The maintenance of your bridge is very important to be able to preserve it for many years, which is why we have created a special article for the Maintenance of Dentures where you can find tips and advice for cleaning, manipulation and control.

Alternatives to the Fixed Dental Bridge

You can opt for other types of prostheses, for this reason, your dentist could offer you:

  • Crowns on implants: It is important to validate this point with your dentist, because, for example, if a single piece is to be replaced, the price of a bridge (which in this case is 3 pieces: two abutments and a pontic) is comparable. with that of the crown on the implant.
  • Maryland Bridge: It is a type of fixed bridge that is attached to neighboring teeth by fins instead of an abutment crown.
  • Removable Partial Dentures: a multi-piece prosthesis that can be removed or inserted into the mouth at will

Price of fixed bridges

The cost of a bridge can vary depending on several factors such as the quality of the materials used, the complexity of the case, here are some factors to consider when evaluating the cost of removable partial dentures:

  • Number of Teeth: in the case of a fixed dental bridge, the cost is very directly associated with the number of missing teeth that will be replaced and the number of pillars.
  • Type of dental prosthesis: The cost may vary depending on the type of prosthesis you choose, whether it is supported by natural teeth or by implants
  • Materials used: The type of materials used in fixed prostheses can also influence the cost. High-quality dentures made of durable, strong materials such as ceramic or zirconia may have a higher price, but they also offer greater long-term durability and comfort.
  • Additional procedures: In some cases, additional procedures, such as tooth extractions or gum treatments, may need to be performed before dentures are placed. These procedures can increase the total cost of treatment.

It is important to talk to your dentist about the cost of dentures and discuss available financing options. Some dental clinics offer flexible payment plans or accept credit cards that can help you cover expenses. Don’t let cost be a barrier to getting the dentures you need to restore your smile and confidence.


A fixed bridge is a simple solution that can greatly improve your health and quality of life.

Do not miss the opportunity to recover your smile and the efficiency of your chewing function, at the Asiri Dental Center we can help you create your fixed dental briged in Quito. Contact us


Gravatar de autora del articulo: Doctora Krisna Casal

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Dr. Krisna makes sure that the treatment you receive is successful by contrasting opinions between all the doctors that are necessary and ensuring a neat execution of all the processes.

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Bianca Margarita Barradas Gómez
Rehabilitadora Bucal

Dr. Bianca restores smiles where previously there were missing, severely damaged, dysfunctional or poorly aesthetic teeth.

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