Do you want to fill the gap left by missing teeth? Talk to our dentists about dental bridges Sydney. A bridge is a permanent fixture that can replace one or more teeth. These high quality restorations are designed to look just like natural teeth.
Dental bridges cost less than implants and are a fixed alternative to dentures, making them a convenient option for many people. Our dentists will explain the different types of dental bridges and materials we offer, so you can decide what's best for you.
Call (02) 9221 1530 to arrange a consultation for a dental bridge Sydney or make an online booking.
A bridge is one or more false teeth custom made by your dentist to fill the gap left by missing teeth. As well as restoring the look and function of your smile, a dental bridge also helps to support the surrounding teeth on each side of the gap and prevents them from drifting.
A bridge is usually supported by dental crowns fitted over the adjacent teeth. For some teeth, only one side of the bridge needs crown support, while others may be supported by metal clasps. Crowns and bridges may be manufactured off-site in a dental lab or on-site using CEREC technology.
A bridge can replace a single tooth or several teeth in a line. The surrounding teeth should also be healthy and your mouth should be free from oral health problems such as gum disease, which increase the risk of complications.
To find out if you're a candidate for a dental bridge Sydney, book a consultation with our dentists today.
This patient needed a bridge to replace the missing molar to restore her chewing function
The type of bridge our dentists will recommend depends on what type of tooth needs replacing and what material you prefer.
Traditional bridges can replace most teeth in the mouth. Each side of the bridge is supported by a dental crown placed over the adjacent teeth.
This type of bridge can be made from either metal or ceramics (porcelain). Most people choose a ceramic dental bridge that looks more like natural teeth. Porcelain fused to metal offers a middle ground with a strong metal core.
If there's only one adjacent tooth, such as for a bridge at the back of the mouth, a cantilever bridge can support a dental bridge with a crown on only one side. These may also be used for gaps towards the front of the mouth, if you don't want to cover a prominent front tooth with a crown.
Cantilever bridges can be made from metal or ceramics.
Maryland bridges, also called resin bonded bridges, are used to replace a missing front tooth. These aren't supported by crowns on either side of the bridge, but instead use 'wings' made from porcelain or metal that attach to the back of the adjacent teeth.
This type of bridge is usually made from porcelain fused to metal.
It's important to know the facts before you agree to any dental procedure. Our dentists will make sure you understand how much dental bridges cost and what the possible risks are so you can make a fully informed decision about the pros and cons of dental bridges.
We'll make sure you have all the information you need to decide whether a dental bridge Sydney is the right choice for you.
If you decide that you want a dental bridge, your dentist will first prepare the surrounding teeth for crowns. We'll next take a mould of your mouth that we use to design your custom dental bridge.
If you choose a ceramic bridge and crowns, we can match these to your natural teeth colour and may be able to manufacture them during the same appointment using the CEREC CAD/CAM system. Other types of bridges and crowns will need to be made by a dental laboratory and fitted on your next visit. We'll give you a temporary bridge to wear before then.
When your dental bridge is ready, we'll check that it's the right fit and make any adjustments necessary. We'll then cement the bridge and crowns to the adjacent teeth. Most people can return to their normal activities the same day, but we recommend that you avoid touching the bridge and crowns and eat soft foods until they've finished bonding.
A dental bridge can last for 10 years or more when it's fitted by our qualified dentists and you maintain good oral hygiene. If the teeth on either side of the bridge are damaged by decay or trauma, this could cause crowns and bridges to come loose.
Dental bridges costs vary depending on the type of bridge and materials you choose and how many teeth you want to replaced. We can give you a quote for dental bridges cost Sydney during your consultation, so you can decide what option is right for you.
The cost of dental bridges in Australia is usually covered by insurance, as long as your health fund includes dental cover. We can also discuss finance options to help you break down your payments for more affordable dental bridges.
If you want a more permanent tooth replacement option, you might consider a dental implant as alternative. Another option is partial dentures. We can compare dental bridges pros and cons at your consultation.
Ready to find out more about dental bridges or book an appointment? Call our Macquarie Street dental clinic today on (02) 9221 1530 to talk to our Sydney CBD dentists about restoring your smile.