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Bridges

Everyone deserves to have a full, healthy smile, and our dental bridges offer a practical and long-lasting solution for missing teeth. Whether you’re missing one tooth or several, our team will work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that will restore the appearance and function of your smile.

Contact us today to learn more about how dental bridges can benefit you.

What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are a common solution for individuals who are missing one or more teeth. A dental bridge is a prosthetic device that is used to “bridge” the gap created by missing teeth, helping to restore the appearance and function of your smile.

What Are The Benefits?

Dental bridges offer several benefits, including:

  • Restoring the appearance of your smile
  • Improving your ability to chew and speak
  • Maintaining the proper alignment of your remaining teeth
  • Preventing the remaining teeth from shifting out of place
  • Providing a long-lasting and durable solution for missing teeth

How Do Dental Bridges Work?

Dental bridges are a common solution for replacing missing teeth. The process involves using two dental crowns that are placed on the two adjacent teeth to the gap left by the missing tooth. The crowns and the prosthetic tooth, or pontic, are then bonded together to form the bridge. The treatment typically requires two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare the anchoring teeth by removing a portion of the enamel and taking impressions of your teeth. A temporary bridge will be placed while the permanent bridge is being fabricated. During the second visit, your permanent bridge will be bonded into place, creating a secure and durable solution for replacing missing teeth.

Are There Different Types of Dental Bridges?

There are several different types of dental bridges available, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, Maryland bridges, and implant-supported bridges. The type of dental bridge that is right for you will depend on a variety of factors, including the number of missing teeth, the location of the missing teeth, and your overall oral health.

Common Questions

How do I care for my dental bridge?

It is important to maintain proper oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups, to ensure the longevity of your dental bridge. Your dentist will provide you with specific care instructions, including how to brush and floss around the bridge, and will also monitor the fit and function of your bridge over time.

What are the advantages of dental bridges over other tooth replacement options?

Dental bridges offer several advantages, including being a non-invasive, cost-effective, and natural-looking solution for missing teeth. They also help to maintain the proper alignment of your remaining teeth, preventing them from shifting out of place.

How long do dental bridges last?

Dental bridges can last for many years with proper care and maintenance, including regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices. However, the lifespan of a dental bridge can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of bridge, the location of the missing teeth, and the patient’s overall oral health.

How much does a dental bridge cost?

The cost of a dental bridge can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of bridge, the number of missing teeth, and the location of the missing teeth. Dental insurance may cover some or all of the cost of a dental bridge. Our team at Quadrant Dental Practice will work with you to determine the cost of your dental bridge and help you find a payment solution that works for you.

Can I eat normally after getting a dental bridge?

You should be able to eat normally after getting a dental bridge, although it may take some time to adjust to the sensation of the bridge. Your dentist will provide you with specific care instructions and advise you on what foods to avoid during the healing process.