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Fill The Gap in Your Sparkling Smile with Dental Bridges

Missing teeth can cause many problems. Not only does it make your smile look unsightly, but it can also lead to other dental health issues. It can cause your remaining teeth to shift or move, creating spaces between teeth that are plaque retentive and hard to clean. If plaque is allowed to accumulate, this can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

Missing teeth can also affect one’s speech and chewing function. A dental bridge is a dental prosthetic used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge consists of two or more crowns (artificial teeth) attached to adjacent natural teeth, known as abutment teeth. The bridge is usually made of porcelain or ceramic, which gives it a natural appearance. Dental bridges are an effective way to restore the function and aesthetics of your smile. 

At Dentalcare of Forrestfield, we offer dental bridges made from high-quality materials that look natural and feel more comfortable. With our modern dental practice, you’ll enjoy quality dental services that will improve your oral health and a first-class dental experience like no other.

Now is the right time to complete your smile; schedule a consultation with our friendly team today!

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Advantages of Dental Bridges

Walking around with a missing tooth can be embarrassing, especially if you’re missing a front tooth. Bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth and have many advantages. Here are some of those:

Smile Restoration

Dental bridges are recommended for patients who have missing teeth and who would like to restore their smile. The bridge fills in the gap left by the missing tooth, giving you a natural-looking smile.

Maintain the Face's Natural Shape

Missing teeth can cause your face to sag and look prematurely aged. Dental bridges help support your facial muscles and prevent sagging.

Speaking and Chewing

When you have missing teeth, it can affect your speech and make it difficult to chew properly. Dental bridges help to restore your ability to speak clearly and eat without difficulty.

Prevent Teeth from Moving

When there is a gap in your teeth, the surrounding teeth can begin to shift out of place. Fortunately, dental bridges help to keep your teeth aligned properly, preventing shifting and preserving your healthy smile.

Dental Problems Dental Bridges Can Address

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Bite Problems

When you lose a tooth, it can cause your bite to become unbalanced. This can lead to several problems, including TMJ disorders and teeth grinding. A dental bridge can help to restore balance to your bite, preventing these problems from developing.

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Missing Teeth

The most common reason for getting a dental bridge is to replace missing teeth. Bridges can help fill in the gaps in your smile, giving you a fuller, more complete look. In addition, bridges can help prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place.

Why Choose
Dentalcare of Forrestfield

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Experienced and Gentle Dentists and State-of-the-Art Dental Clinic

Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth and keep your smile looking great. The dental professionals at our modern practice are experienced in providing high-quality dental services, such as dental bridges that look natural and last for many years. You’ll love our modern clinic with state-of-the-art technology. We use gentle techniques to make you feel at ease during your visit.

We Accept Popular Payment Plan Options and All Health Fund Providers

You don’t have to delay getting the beautiful smile you deserve! Dentalcare of Forrestfield offers popular payment options and accepts all major health funds. You can also use your health fund benefits to pay for your dental bridges. There’s no need to worry about the cost. We’ve got you covered.

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We Offer Sedation Options for Anxious Patients

We understand that some people feel anxious about dental treatments. Our cutting-edge practice offers sedation options to help provide you with gentle, pain-free dentistry. You can rest easy knowing that we’ll take care of you during your dental bridge procedure. Our experienced team will ensure you’re comfortable and safe throughout your visit.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Dental Bridges

Before you can get dental bridges, you must ensure you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Here are a few things that your dentist will take into consideration:

  • Do you have healthy teeth to support the dental bridge? For a dental bridge to be effective, you must have at least one healthy tooth on either side of the gap. If you don’t have healthy teeth that can be used as an abutment or attachment for the crown, your dentist may recommend another option, such as implants.

  • Do you have gum disease? If you have gum disease, you must undergo periodontal treatment before proceeding to dental bridges. Gum disease can cause bone loss around your abutment teeth, leading to dental bridge failure.

  • Can you maintain good oral hygiene? Maintaining a dental bridge requires meticulous cleaning to ensure your restoration will last. If a patient is not able to clean the dental bridge, it can lead to gum disease and even tooth loss.

While bridges are very strong and can last for many years, it is important to take proper care of them to ensure they stay in good condition. Here are some things to avoid doing after getting dental bridges:

  • Avoid chewing hard foods: Chewing hard foods can put unnecessary force on your bridges and cause them to break. Stick to softer foods for the first few days after your procedure, and then gradually return to your normal diet, steering clear from tough foods.
  • Do not use your teeth as tools: Your teeth are not meant to be used for opening packages or bottles. Doing so can damage your bridges or even cause them to loosen.
  • Refrain from smoking: Smoking tobacco products can discolour your bridge and increase your risk of gum disease. If you smoke, it is best to quit altogether or, at least, cut back on how often you smoke.

Just like natural teeth, dental bridges require a good oral hygiene routine to prevent decay and keep them looking good. Brushing twice a day and flossing once daily is essential for keeping food and bacterial plaque from getting stuck in the spaces between the bridge and your gums. You may also use an oral irrigator which makes use of pressurized water to dislodge food debris and plaque under a dental bridge. In addition, it’s important to have regular check-ups every six months for a professional cleaning. During this appointment, your dentist will carefully clean around the base of the bridge, paying special attention to any areas that may be difficult to reach with a toothbrush.

Yes! Your dental bridges will not interfere with normal chewing and swallowing. In fact, they should feel just like your natural teeth. There are a few things to keep in mind, however. First, avoid sticky foods that could potentially pull your dental bridge out of place. Second, try to chew on both sides of your mouth evenly to prevent putting too much pressure on one area. And finally, be sure to brush and floss regularly to keep your dental bridge clean and free of debris. With exceptional care, you’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite foods with your new dental bridge!

The price of a dental bridge depends on several factors, such as the materials used, the complexity of the placement, and how many pontics are required. In Australia, a traditional bridge with two crowns can cost between $4260-$5100, according to the national dental fee survey for 2020. On the other hand, a cantilever bridge, which is a bridge with only one crown and one pontic, can cost between $2700-$3350.

For a more precise estimate for your dental bridge treatment, contact us today at Dentalcare of Forrestfield to schedule your initial consultation. We’re excited to hear from you!