What are Dental Bridges?
Bridges are prosthetic devices used to fill gaps left by missing teeth. It is mounted onto existing teeth or implants and cemented into place to create a full and natural-looking smile.
By filling in gaps and creating a happy smile, dental bridges enhance your natural smile. With affordable dental bridge treatments available through Narre Warren Dental Care, your dentist can help you feel more confident about your smile.
Dental bridges are an affordable way to improve your smile and bite alignment while giving you back the confidence in yourself that comes with having a complete set of teeth. They also protect neighbouring teeth from being damaged by grinding or clenching, leading to tooth loss over time. And they look great too!
Benefits of Dental Bridges
- Getting your smile back
- Enhances your ability to chew and speak
- Making sure the remaining teeth do not shift
- The proper distribution of force when you bite
- Maintaining your facial shape
When missing tooth makes it difficult for you to perform daily activities or cause you to feel insecure, dental bridge treatment is a great option.
- The best type of restorative dental treatment will depend on the specific case.
- This is an excellent option for kids finishing with orthodontic treatment and not quite ready for dental implants.
Why Choose Narre Warren Dental Care for Dental Bridges
Narre Warren Dental Care is one of Melbourne’s most trusted dental clinics, providing quality care since 2012. We offer orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry services so that we can help you achieve the perfect smile! Our experienced team will guide you through every step – from consultation to treatment planning, giving honest advice along the way, so you get exactly what you need without any surprises or hidden costs!
We use advanced technology and techniques to offer our patients high-quality dental care at very competitive prices. We also make sure you get the most out of your insurance plan by providing an instant insurance verification service that gives you peace of mind on the spot!
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Frequently asked questions
answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or browse through below for more information.
A dental bridge’s price will differ based on several factors, including the materials used, the complexity of placement, and how many pontics are required. Approximately $1,200 per tooth is the cost of a bridge in Australia, based on the 2017 national dental fee survey. An Australian two tooth cantilever bridge with a crown (items 575, 578×4, 615, 627, 643) can cost up to $4,590.
If you have any questions about dental bridges or would like more information about our services, please contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you soon!
The three most common type of bridge include:
- Traditional Bridges:-
A crown is created for the tooth or implant on either side of the gap with a pontic, or imitation tooth, in between. A traditional bridge is made of porcelain fused to metal and ceramic materials that looks like what you’ve lost.
- Resin-Bonded Bridges or Maryland Bridges:-
Resin-bonded bridges are made of porcelain or plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings protruding from one side of the bridge bond to your existing teeth as support while you chew!
- Cantilever Bridges:-
A cantilever bridge is the best dental solution when a tooth or two is missing from an otherwise solid row of teeth. It works so well in this location because they’re not putting pressure on any other adjacent tooth that is coming up behind them and can use space where none might have existed before.A cantilever bridge has long been known for its efficacy in back molars to fill gaps and help create new spaces with adjacent ones only on one side. They work by anchoring their support structure at anchor points along the roof of your mouth while still retaining enough room to bite down safely without damaging neighbouring structures too much.
- Implant-Supported bridges–
Implant-supported bridges are an excellent option for people who have lost multiple teeth, as they will be supported by a bridge connected to actual implants. This creates the feeling of security and looks just like natural mouth tissues.
These can be used when someone has lost their back molar and needs something extra strong that will last for years to come.
It varies from patient to patient what treatment is needed to replace a missing tooth.
An individual may be a good candidate for dental bridge treatment depending on the following factors:
- Oral health condition
- You Personal preference
- Your Jawbone density
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The dentist will map out your mouth, teeth and gums with the help of x-rays to ensure that any tooth decay or gum disease is treated. If needed, they might take a few measurements for orthodontics purposes as well!
A dental bridge is installed by first preparing the two teeth on either side of a gap, filing them down to create space. A mould will then be taken and used for creating the new tooth structure in three dimensions.
When it is time to have a permanent bridge put in, the dentist will first need to assess if you are an appropriate candidate for dental implants. After that, they may attach your new permanent bridge with temporary cement or by implanting screws into our jawbone (the bone below the gum line) and attaching them inside of tooth roots on either side of one missing tooth space. The final step would be removing any remaining bridges from this gap once the implant-supported bridgework has been installed fully and securely anchored over the top.
When it comes to dental bridges, the lifetime is largely dependent on your oral care routine. A good diet and lifestyle can greatly lengthen this lifespan; for instance, if you don’t smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol excessively, your permanent bridge or temporary bridge might last up to 10 years! The University of Rochester Medical Center concurs with these estimates: good hygiene could extend most dentures past their 10-year mark by another decade.
When the gum line is not maintained, it can lead to tooth decay or halitosis. The teeth under a bridge are at risk for bacteria and plaque build-up, resulting in a lack of dental health. This could cause problems with both the abutment teeth and the pontic (fake) tooth attached near them on top of your gums.
As the bridges are joined, it can be not easy to clean between them using regular dental floss. The best way is by sliding a super-floss or an interdental brush between a real and false tooth. A water pick may also come in handy for washing away food particles that have been lodged inside spaces on both sides of each tooth unit beneath and around your crowns. Secondly, brush your teeth properly.
Dental bridges are great for replacing missing teeth, but they’re not exactly the easiest thing to clean around.
Narre Warren Dental Care has a solution that will make cleaning your dental bridge easier than ever! We can create custom flossing picks that attach right to your dental bridge and allow you to easily clean all of those hard-to-reach places in between each tooth.
Dental bridges are often the best way to replace missing teeth, but most people avoid them because they think that dental bridge treatment is painful.
It turns out that this isn’t true at all! The treatments for dental bridges can be quick and painless. At Narre Warren, Dental Care, our dentist will work with you to design your new smile and ensure it is comfortable for you. We use advanced technology so you can have a beautiful smile without feeling any pain during treatment or afterwards!.
Dental bridges can last for decades, but sometimes it’s necessary to replace or repair them.
The dentist will determine the cause of your bridge failure and take appropriate measures to treat it. Suppose a tooth is not holding up the dental bridge. In that case, that specific tooth must be removed or replaced with new abutments in order for them to support a new replacement. Once there’s a chip or fracture in the porcelain coating on your dental bridge, you’ll need either an extraction of teeth that are supporting the broken part or a replacement from our clinic.
Suppose you’re experiencing pain from your bridge. In that case, it could be due to many different causes, such as grinding your teeth, biting down too hard, chewing gum too vigorously, clenching your jaw muscles while sleeping or even just wearing braces for an extended period of time. Whatever the cause may be, we have solutions for all types of bridges!
Dentists consider several factors. Maybe your bridge is new, or perhaps you have a high bite. If your dental bridge is loose or decay is present under the crown that supports it, you may feel pain. Your bridge may also hurt because of gum disease that has weakened the supporting teeth, or a nerve died in one of those supporting teeth resulting in an abscess.
Call us today at (03) 9754-5222 to schedule an appointment with our dentist.
The dental bridge is an artificial tooth that replaces the missing teeth. It consists of a false dental crown and two or more permanent, cemented-together adjacent replacement teeth (known as abutments). It attaches to natural teeth on either side. In some cases, the dental implant may be preferable if there are healthy enough nerves left for sensation after extractions; however, many people do not want implants because they require surgery with nerve loss possibility, affecting chewing ability.
For this reason, alone bridges have been used since ancient times. But now, modern dentistry has made them more stable than ever before, so you don’t need to worry about your new prosthetic breaking off from its mountings while you chew!