What is a Dental Bridge?
Bridges are a strong and stable alternative to dentures, and are an ideal way to replace a missing tooth and to restore full function and aesthetics. A bridge can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth. To construct a dental bridge, we take an impression of your teeth and send it to our Perth dental laboratory and they are precision crafted by a qualified dental technician.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
- Durable and resilient
- Prevent further teeth form shifting
- Improve your ability to chew and speak
- Maintain facial structure
- Restore smile confidence
- Bridges may be used in conjunction with each other to restore your smile
Am I Suitable for a Dental Bridge Treatment?
The treatment required to replace a missing tooth varies from patient to patient. The suitability of a candidate for dental bridge treatment can depend on factors including:
- Oral health diagnosis
- Jawbone density
- Personal preference
What is the Dental Bridge Procedure?
- Your dentist will prepare the teeth adjacent to the gap for treatment, reshaping them to allow room for the bridge to be placed over them.
- Impressions of your teeth will be made and sent to our Perth dental lab to serve as a model for your dental bridge to ensure a proper fit and colour match.
- Your dentist will make a temporary bridge to wear in the meantime.
- Once your new bridge arrives from the dental lab, you will be contacted to return to your dentist, where your new bridge will be checked and adjusted for a perfect fit.
- You may be required to visit several times to check the fit and bite.
- If your dental bridge is a fixed bridge, it may be put in place temporarily to ensure it is a proper fit and then cemented after this trial period.
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