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Bridges

Bridges provide a fixed option for replacing one or more missing teeth in a row.

What is a Bridge?

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A dental bridge is one or more prosthetic teeth that fills the gap left by a missing tooth or multiple teeth. A bridge can be attached to existing natural teeth that have been reinforced with crowns for extra support, or to replace a front missing tooth a bridge can be attached by clasps bonded to the back of neighbouring teeth.

If you’d like to know more about replacing teeth with bridges, contact our friendly team at Perth Dental Implant Centre today.

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Treatment Process

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Our treatment process for a bridge involves a number of appointments:

  • Assessing medical history, taking scans to determine suitability
  • Preparing teeth on each side of the gap
  • Taking impressions to send to our lab to design bridge
  • Partial denture placed while we wait for your bridge
  • Cementing bridge in place

With good oral hygiene, a dental bridge typically lasts between 10 and 15 years before needing to be replaced.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Bridges

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Like all dental implant alternatives, there are pros and cons to be mindful of when choosing a solution that’s right for you.

 

  • Lower cleaning and maintenance costs than implants
  • Doesn’t require surgery
  • Faster treatment time
  • Relies on the health of neighbouring teeth
  • Neighbouring teeth are filed down which can increase risk of nerve damage
  • Can be harder to clean which can increase risk of tooth decay and gum disease

Depending on your circumstances, the long-term benefit of choosing dental implants may outweigh the risks associated with a bridge. For more information about bridges, contact our friendly team today.

For our Kelmscott clinic, call (08) 9495 7999 or for East Victoria Park, call (08) 9470 3944.

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Frequently asked questions

A dental bridge is a non-surgical treatment option that relies on neighbouring healthy teeth to stay in place. A fixed implant bridge requires surgery and is supported by dental implants that are placed into the jaw bone.

Dental bridges last between 5 to 15 years on average, depending on how well they are cared for and the amount of wear and tear.

A dental bridge is one or more prosthetic teeth that fills the gap left by a missing tooth or multiple teeth. A bridge can be attached to existing natural teeth that have been reinforced with crowns for extra support, or to replace a front missing tooth a bridge can be attached by clasps bonded to the back of neighbouring teeth.

Bridges can be a suitable option when dentures are loose-fitting, uncomfortable or lacking aesthetically, or when dental implants are not a viable option.