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Contact us: (511) 445-2586 (511) 447-1972
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Dr. Flavio A. Vasquez is committed to providing excellence in dentistry, and stands out as a leading dentist in Lima - Peru. He uses the latest in dental techniques and the best available materials to provide you with ...
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Av. Paseo de la República #6010
Suite #903
Parking Spots # 28 and 29
Basement Level 2
Miraflores, Lima -18- Perú
(511) 445-2586 (511) 447-1972
51) 997-887-977

Office Hours: Monday to Friday:
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dental Implants




Besides having dental implants, there are two main ways to replace missing teeth. The first is with a removable false tooth or teeth – a partial denture. The second is with a fixed bridge.

A dental bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace, or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a false tooth that is used to fill the gap created by missing a tooth or teeth. You should replace missing teeth for a number of reasons. Your appearance is one reason. Another is that the gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain is put on the teeth at either side.

 A gap between your teeth can be potentially dangerous to your dental health, as it can cause your teeth to shift into the space left by the missing tooth (teeth), resulting in a change in your bite that could lead to food getting packed into the gap, which causes both decay and gum disease. Dental bridges help alleviate this problem by using the two surrounding teeth as anchors to hold a false tooth in the place where the gap is. Typically, porcelain crowns are placed over the surrounding teeth, and the false tooth, known as a pontic, is fused between them.

Types of dental bridges

There are three types of dental bridges that are commonly used today

  1. Traditional fixed bridge - This is the most common type of dental bridge, in which porcelain crowns are placed over the two surrounding teeth and used as anchors to hold the false tooth in place. The false tooth is usually made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
  2. Cantilever bridge – A cantilever bridge is used when teeth are present on only one side of the gap. These are used typically in areas of your mouth that doesn’t experience an intense chewing load, such as your front teeth.
  3. Resin-bonded bridge - In a resin-bonded bridge, metal bands are bonded to the surrounding teeth with resin and used to hold a plastic or ceramic false tooth in place. This type of bridge is typically used in areas of the mouth that undergo less stress, such as the front teeth.

How it's done

A minimum of two visits are required for placing a dental bridge. At the first visit, three important steps are completed. Firstly, the surrounding teeth are prepared to be fitted with a crown. This may include filing down the tooth so that the crown can fit over it. Secondly, an impression is taken of your teeth which will be sent to a laboratory to prepare the bridge and crown. Finally, the dentist fits your teeth with a temporary bridge to protect them while the bridge is prepared at the laboratory.