Dental Bridge Perth
Bridging the gap between missing teeth
Dental bridges are a possible fixed option for patients with one or more missing teeth. However, traditional bridges are slowly decreasing in popularity due to the newer technological advancements in modern dentistry.
A fixed dental bridge is made of several dental crowns joined together. Maryland bridges are also another option and is a much more conservative approach; but only recommended in some cases.
While dental bridges are no longer as popular, they can still be a great alternative - if for example, a dental implant is not an option for you. In the right mouth and with proper maintenance, a dental bridge treatment can last for many years and provide a natural looking smile.
If you want to learn more about the types of dental bridges and the dental bridge treatment procedure, contact the friendly dentists at Maylands Dental Centre for an initial consultation. Our friendly team will answer any questions and advise if dental bridge treatment is required for your missing tooth or missing teeth.
Dental Bridges For Missing Teeth
The treatment required to replace a missing tooth varies from patient to patient. 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.
A dental bridge relies on the existing teeth or adjacent teeth on either side of the gap. To attach it to this neighbouring tooth, the dentist may sometimes need to grind down some tooth structure. This allows room for the dental bridge to be placed over the teeth adjacent to the gap to ensure a proper fit. Once the remaining natural teeth have been prepared, moulds are then taken, a temporary bridge placed before the patient returns again for the fixed bridge. This bridge is made of either a metal or porcelain framework.
Once your dental bridge has been installed, your dentist will provide post care information for good oral hygiene and often recommend regular check ups with your dentist.
Please note any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek the opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner first or seek a second opinion to discuss your medical history and any previous medical conditions.
The Australian dental association strongly urges Australians to have their dental surgery in Australia, as the benefits far outweigh the risks.
Dental Bridges Perth
Self conscious about your smile because of teeth missing?
A dental bridge treatment from a qualified dental professional can help!
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 initial consultation and dental examination. The fee for a dental bridge treatment starts from $4,500.
As a team of experienced dentists in Maylands, we provide a range of dentistry services to patients including dental implants, dental crowns, root canal treatment, general dentistry, dental restorations, teeth cleaning, gum disease treatment for periodontal disease and more. We strive to make going to the dentist comfortable and pain free for all our patients.