Dental Bridges Sydney CBD

A dental bridge at our Sydney clinic can replace one or more missing teeth

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.

What is a dental bridge?

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.

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Who can benefit from a dental bridge at Sydney Dental Surgeons?

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

Types of dental bridges

The type of bridge our dentists will recommend depends on what type of tooth needs replacing and what material you prefer.

Traditional bridges

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.

Cantilever bridges

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

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.

Dental bridges pros and cons

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.

Advantages of bridges

  • Can replace one or more teeth
  • Less invasive than dental implants
  • Choice of bridge options and materials
  • Easy to maintain

Disadvantages of bridges

  • Don’t support the jaw like a dental implant does
  • The cost of dental bridges is usually more than dentures

We’ll make sure you have all the information you need to decide whether a dental bridge Sydney is the right choice for you.

Our Sydney Dental bridge procedure

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.

Dental bridges Sydney FAQ

“As a thin layer of the teeth needs to be removed before veneers can be placed, some people find that their teeth are more sensitive to hot and cold afterwards, but this usually goes away. If a veneer chips or cracks, it will need to be replaced.”

The cost of porcelain veneers at Sydney Dental Surgeons depends on their size and how many teeth are being treated. We’ll give you an idea of the porcelain veneers Sydney price during your consultation and discuss payment plans designed to make the treatment more affordable.

What are the alternatives to a dental bridge?

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.

Book a consultation for a dental bridge Sydney

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.

Make an

with a Sydney CBD dentist today

Whether you’re a new or returning patient, our team of Sydney dentists look forward to seeing you at Sydney Dental Surgeons. Our Sydney CBD dental clinic is conveniently located at 135 Macquarie Street, close to Martin Place train station. Bus stops and secure paid parking are available on Macquarie Street.

Call our friendly team on (02) 9221 1530 for more information about our clinic or to schedule a visit.

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