The best choice for dental bridges in Perth
Losing a tooth can be a nightmare. Whether it’s from tooth decay or an accident that knocks out a tooth or several teeth, it can be uncomfortable, stressful, and even downright embarrassing. At Dentist in Perth, we recommend dental bridges to ease your mind and bring back the natural beauty of your smile. Bridges are an alternative to implants.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic used to literally “bridge” the gap created by one or more missing teeth. These are usually made up of a combination of crowns and artificial teeth designed to imitate the look and feel of your real teeth. Dental bridges can be made up of a variety of materials like gold or alloy, but porcelain or zirconium are the most popular choice because they are durable and can easily replicate the look of natural tooth enamel.
Porcelain fused to metal or full porcelain bridges are the most common type of dental bridge. Depending on how many teeth you have missing, these consist of at least one replacement tooth and fixed onto adjacent healthy teeth. These are used when you have strong, natural teeth on either side of the gap created by the missing tooth. The dental crowns (attached to the fake tooth, one on each side) anchor onto your existing teeth, effectively and securely filling the gap.
The dental bridge procedure
If you’ve lost a tooth due to injury or decay, our dentists can replace your teeth with a dental bridge. The traditional process requires several visits to the clinic, but at the end of the whole process, our dentists will have restored your smile and your confidence.
We will take an impression of your current teeth, so that we can create a precise and accurate fit for your dental bridge. Over the next several visits, we will check and adjust your dental bridge until it feels just right.
For a much faster and more efficient process, you can opt to have CEREC porcelain bridges made instead. CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology to create a precise digital map of your mouth. Our dentists will then be able to design and sculpt a custom dental bridge for you – all in a much shorter time.
Benefits of having a dental bridge
Dental bridges can help prevent long-term problems caused by missing teeth. Dental bridges can:
- Restore your ability to chew and correct your bite
- Prevent your remaining teeth from moving out of position
- Protects your gums and remaining teeth from further damage and decay
- Maintains your face shape and jaw alignment, which could distort due to missing teeth
- Eliminates unsightly gaps and damaged teeth
Consult with a Dentist in Perth team member today, and find out if a dental bridge is the right choice for you.
Improve your smile and protect your teeth with Perth’s state of the art dental bridges. Contact Dentist in Perth today.