Dental Bridges

Feel Confident Smiling Again With Dental Bridges in Currambine

Missing a tooth can not only cause an unsightly gap, but it can also negatively impact your self-confidence, speech, and eating habits. It can interfere with your ability to eat and speak normally. Filling that gap as soon as possible is essential for your oral health and general health.

When you are missing one or more of your teeth, a dental bridge may be the ideal solution to restore the function and appearance of your smile. It will allow you to eat your favourite foods and speak without feeling self-conscious about the gaps you used to have. 

 

A bridge looks like crowns attached to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth, joined by a false tooth (or teeth) in between, thus forming a “bridge” across the open space. They can also be placed directly on top of dental implants to replace more teeth at one time.

Most bridges are typically constructed from porcelain, but an underlying supporting structure made of platinum, nickel, gold, or chromium alloys may be used for strength. The overlying porcelain is coloured as closely as possible to your existing teeth so that it blends in seamlessly.

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Benefits of Dental Bridges

A dental bridge may be one of the best ways to replace one or two missing teeth. Bridges are a cost-effective tooth replacement option, and unlike removable partial dentures, they are fixed over the neighbouring teeth. It can restore your ability to speak and chew and improve the bite distribution of your teeth. After a dental extraction, a bridge can help to preserve your smile’s aesthetics and prevent the teeth from moving or drifting.

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Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Dental Bridges in Currambine, Western Australia

If you want dental bridges in Currambine, WA, choose Smiles in Currambine. Our team provides the high-quality dentistry that you deserve. You deserve to have a positive experience when getting dental work done. With our sedation dentistry, we make it easy to complete your treatment without any discomfort or stress. You can use nitrous oxide, prescription medication, or intravenous sedation.

You can trust us with all of your dental needs. We also offer financing options, so you don’t have to worry about paying for treatment upfront! And if you need it on Saturday, we’re open then, too! Our team will work with you to create an individualised plan for restoring your smile so that it looks natural and beautiful again!

Call (08) 9305 4888 to book an appointment at Smiles in Currambine for dental bridges!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or browse through below for more information.

You may need a dental bridge to replace a tooth after extraction or when you lose a tooth due to decay, trauma, gum disease, or old age. If you need dental implants but can’t get them for medical reasons, your dentist may suggest a dental bridge.

Here are the four basic types of bridges:

  1. Traditional Bridges: A traditional bridge is made up of false teeth and dental crowns that are cemented onto the abutment teeth. A conventional bridge is used when both sides of the gap have healthy teeth.
  2. Cantilever Bridges: A cantilever bridge requires just one natural tooth next to the gap to hold the bridge in place. A single abutment tooth supports the pontic. Usually, a cantilever bridge is used to replace front teeth.
  3. Maryland Bridge: A Maryland bridge is a resin-bonded bridge that uses resin cement to bond a framework to the gum line to support your existing teeth. An implant on either side of the bridge is directly attached to one of the wings and holds the bridge firmly in place.
  4. Implant-supported Bridges: A dental bridge supported by dental implants instead of crowns or frameworks is called an implant-supported dental bridge. Dental implants hold the bridge in place for each missing tooth. It typically requires two surgeries and can take a few months to complete. It is the strongest and most stable method.

Usually, dental bridge procedures require two dental visits. The first visit involves tooth preparation. A local anaesthetic may be administered, and the abutment teeth are then shaped and filed by your dentist. Dental impressions of your teeth are taken and sent to the laboratory so that you can get your custom-made dental bridge. As the permanent bridge is being made, a temporary bridge will cover the newly shaped teeth and the gap until the permanent bridge is ready.

We will schedule a second appointment when the permanent bridge is ready. If there is any discomfort, a local anaesthetic may be administered, and the temporary bridge will be removed. Once that is accomplished, your dentist will clean your teeth. Your dentist will take x-rays of the bridge to ensure it fits properly. Lastly, your teeth and the bridge will be glued together with dental cement.

A bridge can last many years without causing complications if it is properly maintained. Deterioration of the cement or decay of the surrounding teeth can cause the bridge to fail. When a bridge becomes loose, your dentist may be able to reattach it with new cement if the teeth supporting it are healthy and intact.

In good care, dental bridges can last for more than ten years. The surface of your bridge should be brushed with fluoride toothpaste twice a day, just like natural teeth. It is also important to floss between each pontic tooth every day. To maintain healthy gums and make your bridges last longer, it is recommended to schedule regular dental appointments. In addition, you should avoid hard, sticky, and chewy foods, such as caramel or popcorn, and excessive intake of sugary and acidic foods.

Dental bridge costs are determined by various factors, including the number of missing teeth, the type of bridge used, the placement’s difficulty, and whether additional dental treatments are needed. Dental bridges can cost anywhere between $2,000 and $5,000. On the other hand, an implant-supported bridge can cost up to $9,000.

A partial denture is an alternative to dental bridges. Clasps are used to attach them, and they can be removed for cleaning at will. Alternatively, dental implants provide a more permanent alternative to a removable denture if you need a tooth replacement option.

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Schedule Your Appointment With Us Today

Our dentists in Currambine make every effort to accommodate the scheduling needs of your family. From offering evening hours to weekend appointment times, we are sure to have something that works for your busy routine.

If you are in pain or have any other dental emergency, please call us right away so we can try to book you in as soon as possible.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!

We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.

The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.

We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.

What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?

Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:

  • Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
  • Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA

We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 9305 4888.

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