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What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are a great way to fill the space created by missing teeth.  A dental bridge is one or more artificial teeth cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support.  Your existing teeth are used to create a dental bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are made from gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material to match your natural tooth colour.

The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, durability and appearance. Dental bridge work should be performed by an experienced dentist because it is as much an art as it is an exact science since it replaces a missing tooth both functionally and cosmetically.

What is involved?

The process of creating dental bridges begins by first taking an impression of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The impression is then sent to a dental lab where your bridge will be custom made to fit your mouth and match your natural tooth colour. A temporary dental bridge will be placed into your mouth until your permanent crown or bridge is ready and cemented into place.

Bridges are very durable and can last a long time with extra care and good oral hygiene. It is important that a missing tooth is replaced as soon as possible. If not treated, besides the aesthetic disadvantage of missing a tooth, the bite may get worse because of the changes in pressure and can eventually result in problems with the jaw. A missing tooth is not something that should be ignored.

Citra dentists can help you restore your smile and help you return to normal function.

Book an appointment with a Citra Dentist now!

Our practice is located within close distance to Malvern, Armadale, Windsor, Glen Iris and Caulfield. Our dentists promise to provide you with exceptional care. Contact us or book an online appointment.

Citra Wattletree Dental Practice » Phone: (03) 9500 1211 | Email: wattletree@citra.com.au

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