Bridging the gap between missing teeth
Dental bridges are a possible fixed option for a missing tooth. However, they are slowly decreasing in popularity due to the newer technological advancements in dentistry. While dental bridges are no longer as popular, they can still be a great alternative if for example, dental implants are not an option for you. In the right mouth and with proper maintenance, a dental bridge can last for many years.
A dental bridge relies on the teeth on either side of the gap. To attach it to this neighbouring tooth, the dentist may sometimes need to grind down your tooth. This allows room for the bridge to seat over the adjacent teeth. It is important to fill in a missing tooth space as this helps avoid the adjacent teeth from tilting over or the opposing tooth from growing down. This can then result in changes to your bite or a food trap that will eventually lead to gum disease, dental decay and result in more missing teeth.
At Maylands Dental Centre, all dental bridges are hand crafted so that we can get the best custom colour, shape and size for your mouth. If you would like to find out if this is the correct option for you, book in for a dental examination. The fee for a dental bridge starts from $4,500.