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Dental Bridges Melbourne VIC

Replace your missing tooth with a dental bridge

  • Dental Bridge - $1100 per unit
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Dr Wesley Ng

“Dental bridges can be an effective solution for missing front teeth.”

— Dr Wesley Ng

What is a dental bridge?

Dental bridges are prosthetic appliances that are made from three or more crowns that are fused together and joined to the adjacent present teeth beside a missing tooth. Just as the name suggests, a dental bridge literally bridges the gap left by a missing tooth. The existing adjacent teeth act as anchors for the replacement tooth. These adjacent teeth are ‘capped’ with dental crowns in order to secure the replacement tooth in place. This design is an efficient and cost-effective approach to replace a missing tooth.

What are dental bridges made from?

Dental bridges are generally made from porcelain or ceramic materials, or of porcelain fused to metal.

What types of dental bridges are available?

There are several types of bridges to suit each individual case:

  • A conventional fixed bridge (the bridge is secured by the two adjacent teeth)
  • A cantilever bridge (the fake tooth is supported by just one anchor tooth)

We will assess each individual case thoroughly and with the utmost levels of care, to determine the best option, material and aesthetic for your mouth.

Are dental bridges permanent?

Just like a crown, a bridge is not a permanent fixture, but can last a long time if cared for correctly. A dental bridge is not able to be removed by anyone other than a dental professional and generally won’t need to be removed until eventually it needs to be replaced.

Your dental bridge is custom fitted to your mouth, meaning that it should be comfortable and improve function without much need for adjustment.

What are the benefits of a dental bridge?

A dental bridge can have both aesthetic and functional benefits. These include:

  • Improved chewing ability
  • Improved speech
  • Preventing existing teeth from shifting
  • Helps to distribute biting force
  • Improves the appearance of your smile

How to look after your dental bridge

Taking care of your bridge is just like taking care of the rest of your teeth. Practicing good oral hygiene at home and visiting your dentist every six months for a check-up is very important.

Be sure to brush at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss at least once a day. Try to avoid chewing hard foods using your bridge and be sure to remove any food debris that may be caught in your bridge as it can lead to the development of plaque and decay.

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