At Highclere Dental Centre in Marangaroo, we understand the importance of having a full set of teeth for both function and aesthetics. A dental bridge is a dental prosthesis that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth, and a false tooth or teeth in between. The crowns are placed over the remaining natural teeth and are used to hold the bridge in place.
Dental bridges are an effective solution for people who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, decay, or disease. They can help to restore the appearance of a full set of teeth and improve the patient’s ability to chew and speak properly. Bridges can also help to prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting out of position, which can lead to further dental problems.
There are several different types of dental bridges available, each with its own unique advantages. The most common type is a traditional bridge, which is made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge is strong and durable and can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Another type of bridge is the cantilever bridge, which is used when there are teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth. A resin-bonded bridge, also known as a Maryland bridge, is another option, which is made of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. This type of bridge is typically used for front teeth and is less noticeable than other types of bridges.
The procedure for getting a dental bridge typically takes two or three visits to our dental clinic in Marangaroo. During your first visit to our Highclere Dental Centre, one of our friendly dentists will prepare the remaining natural teeth by removing a small amount of enamel to make room for the crowns. Impressions will be taken of the teeth and the bridge will be custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth. At your second visit to our dental centre, the bridge will be placed and adjusted to ensure a proper fit.
Caring for a dental bridge is similar to caring for natural teeth. It is important to brush and floss regularly and to see the dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings. With proper care, a dental bridge can last for many years.
In conclusion, dental bridges are a safe, effective, and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. They can help restore the appearance of a full set of teeth and improve your ability to chew and speak properly. If you have missing teeth, talk to one of our Highclere Dental Centre’s friendly and professional dentists about whether a dental bridge is the right option for you. Call us NOW on 08 93439777.