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Dental Bridges Dentistry

Dental bridges are a preferable choice for people who want to replace their missing or damaged teeth. It literally bridges the gaps of one or more tooth and offers a perfect array of teeth.

At Bay Street Dental Group, we offer affordable dental bridge solutions to our patients who need a permanent solution to their missing teeth. Compared to other treatment options, dental bridges do not need any surgery or complicated processes to install it.

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Call us today on (03) 9646 2577 to learn more about our dental bridge services. You can also contact our experts online if you have any questions on dental bridges.

The Dental Bridge Service

During your first visit to our clinic, we prepare the abutment teeth and make them the pillars of the bridge. We choose the teeth on both the sides of missing tooth as the abutment teeth. We shape and reduce the size of the abutment teeth by removing a portion of the enamel. It helps the newly-designed bridge accurately fits over them.

After that, we take the impressions and measurements of the supporting teeth. It helps us to design custom bridges that can perfectly fit the missing teeth and the abutment teeth. We also insert a temporary bridge to protect the abutment teeth as well as the space of the missing teeth.
Once the permanent dental bridge is ready, we will fix it by replacing the temporary bridge. We will adjust it and ensure that it produces accurate results. We then will cement the bridges permanently into position.

Sometimes, we cement your permanent bridge for a few weeks to see whether it gives you optimal results. At last, we cement the bridge permanently based on your experience.

We prepare permanent dental bridges from high-strength materials such as porcelain, metals, or a mix of both. Based on the number of consecutively missing teeth, we design bridges with three or more units.

The Advantages Of Dental Bridges

  • They can replace your missing teeth and make you feel confident to smile again.
  • Bridges help you to maintain the shape and improve the aesthetics of your face.
  • It helps you to distribute the forces of your bite uniformly and properly.
  • It prevents the remaining teeth from moving out of the position.
  • Permanent dentistry option for missing teeth without the need for surgery.

As a unique provider of dental bridges in Port Melbourne, we provide different types of bridges such as conventional fixed bridges, Maryland bridges, and cantilever bridges. We choose the type of bridge based on the location of the missing teeth and the framework required.

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Types Of Dental Bridges

There are several types of dental bridges used to replace missing teeth, each with its unique characteristics:

  • Conventional Bridge: This type uses two crowns that fit on the two teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. It can be made of porcelain, metal, or both, depending on patient preference and clinical needs.
  • Maryland Bridge (Resin Bonded Bridge): Ideal for replacing a missing front tooth, this bridge requires little to no tooth preparation. It is a conservative option that can be bonded to adjacent teeth.
  • Cantilever Bridge: Unlike the conventional bridge, a cantilever bridge uses only one crown, fitting onto a single tooth adjacent to the missing tooth. It is less commonly employed but may be suitable in specific cases.
  • Implant-Retained Bridge: This type involves the placement of two dental implants to support the replacement of multiple missing teeth. It’s an excellent choice when several adjacent teeth are missing.

The selection of a particular bridge type depends on factors like the missing tooth’s location, the adjacent teeth’ condition, and patient preferences. At Dentist Port Melbourne, our team will assess your situation and recommend the most appropriate bridge option.

Dental Bridge Cost

The cost of dental bridges in Melbourne can vary depending on several factors, including:

Materials Used: The choice of materials for the dental bridge significantly impacts the cost. For instance, bridges made of porcelain or ceramic tend to be more expensive than metal options. Patients often select materials based on their aesthetic preferences and budget.

Complexity of Placement: The complexity of placing the dental bridge plays a role in determining the cost. More intricate cases, such as those involving multiple bridges or challenging tooth placements, may require additional time and expertise, affecting the overall price.

Number of Bridges Required: The number of bridges a patient needs will naturally affect the total cost. Some individuals may require only one bridge, while others with multiple missing teeth may need several bridges to restore their smile.

Number of Teeth to Fill the Gap: The number of missing teeth the bridge needs to replace also influences the cost. A bridge that returns a single missing tooth will typically cost less than one that fills a gap with multiple missing teeth.

Contact us to enquire about the exact cost of getting dental bridges.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental bridges are commonly made from two primary materials:

  • Porcelain: Known for its strength, stain resistance, and natural colour matching to teeth, porcelain provides an aesthetically pleasing option. It’s also well-tolerated by oral tissues, minimising allergic reactions.
  • Gold Alloy: Valued for its strength and durability, the gold alloy can withstand daily chewing and biting. It’s another reliable choice for dental bridges and is well-tolerated by oral tissues.

The lifespan of dental bridges varies depending on the patient’s commitment to proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups. Typically, dental bridges can last between 7 to 15 years. However, with excellent oral hygiene practices and consistent check-ups at our Dentist Port Melbourne clinic, they have the potential to last even longer.

Dental bridges are fitted through a multi-step process:

  • Impression: The process starts with the dentist taking a detailed scan of your mouth. This scan serves as the blueprint for creating your dental bridges.
  • Bridge Creation: Based on the scan, the dental bridge is custom-made to fit your mouth accurately.
  • Fitting: Once the dental bridge is ready, it fits carefully into your mouth. It is designed to function like real teeth, restoring your ability to bite and chew effectively.
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