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Dental Bridges

What Is A Dental Bridge?

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge replaces the missing tooth or missing teeth and restores your smile, the ability to chew and the ability to speak properly.

A bridge is permanently anchored in place by an implant or by a crown on the teeth that are either side of the gap. Another benefit of having a bridge is it supports the natural teeth that are adjacent to the gap, stopping them from moving.

Each bridge is individually handcrafted by our dental technician to create a healthy, natural look and sit comfortably with your bite.

Illustration of dental bridge

Our goal at Total Dental Care is to give you a beautiful, healthy and confident smile.

Brighten Your Smile

Having a full set of clean, straight teeth brightens your smile and improves the quality of your life. Even if you only have one tooth missing it will negatively affect your confidence and appearance.

Replacing a missing tooth is particularly important in the front of your mouth. Obviously the more visible the defect the greater the impact it has on your smile and natural appearance.

With a dental bridge your smile and the tooth function will be more natural. The result is increased comfort and confidence when smiling, speaking, and eating.

What You Can Expect

Getting a bridge requires at least two visits, but often more. Here’s a look at the step-by-step process.

  • During the first visit, we will prepare the teeth either side of the gap and cover them with temporary crowns. This process includes removing a portion of enamel from each of the teeth to allow room for a crown to be placed over them.
  • The first appointment also includes making impressions of the teeth so the dental laboratory can create the bridge and we will make a temporary bridge for you to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while your bridge is being made.
  • During the second visit your temporary bridge is removed and your new permanent bridge will be fitted. Adjustments to your bridge will be made to ensure a proper fit.
  • One or more follow-up appointments will be required to check the fit and your bite; adjustments will be made where necessary. Once the fit is perfect the bridge will be cemented in place.

If you want your dental bridge to last a long time, you need to take care of it. A visit to the dentist for a check-up and clean must be scheduled at least once a year.

Schedule Your Visit Today

We’d love the opportunity to serve you and learn more about your goals. Find out if you’re a candidate for a dental bridge today by contacting us for a visit. We can’t wait to welcome you to our practice.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dental Bridges Maroubra NSW | (02) 9344 4433