Bridge the gap in your teeth with a bridge restoration

Missing teeth can impact more than just the appearance and functionality of your smile; they can shift your other teeth, affect your speech, change your bite and increase your risk of tooth decay.

A bridge restoration is a permanent replacement for when one or more tooth is missing. Designed to ‘bridge the gap’ of missing teeth, dental bridges are used to restore functionality and aesthetics as well as correct your bite.

What is a bridge restoration?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic device used to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. The dental bridge is mounted onto your existing teeth to anchor the false tooth (or teeth) in place and create a natural looking smile.

What are the benefits of a dental bridge?

Bridge restorations look, feel and require the same care as your other teeth, and because a bridge is permanent, you don’t have the inconvenience of taking it out to clean like you would if you had dentures.

For some people, having a bridge restoration can also improve speech and enable them to chew foods that they otherwise would not have been able to.

What types of dental bridges are available?

There are three common types of dental bridges:

  • Traditional Bridges are the most common and involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth to secure the prosthetic tooth into place.
  • Cantilever Bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
  • Resin Bonded Bridges (also known as Maryland bridges) are more commonly used for front teeth, here the prosthetic tooth is held in place by metal wings or resin that is bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth.

If a bridge restoration is needed, your dentist will discuss treatment options with you when examining your teeth at your regular dental check up.

Want to restore your smile by bridging the gap in your mouth with a dental bridge? Call the Goulburn Family and Cosmetic Dental Practice team today on (02) 4822 8224 to book a dental check up.

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