Benefits of
Dental Bridges

Dental bridges can help bring back your beautiful smile and can help in making you less self-conscious about how you look with missing teeth. Filling up the gap caused by missing teeth is also important because if the gap is not filled, the adjacent teeth may lean into it over time, changing the way a person chews or, worse, resulting in an abnormal bite.
The lifespan of bridges can last for many years if properly maintained. They can, however, break, usually due to decay of the natural teeth holding them or near to them or due to bond failure. Other benefits of dental bridges may include:

Why Choose
Ashburton Dental Centre for Dental Bridges

At Ashburton Dental Centre, we are committed to providing high-quality oral care and improving dental health for the whole family. We believe in building long-lasting relationships with our patients by delivering outstanding service and results that you can trust. For years, Dr Kav Bhinder and the team have provided restorative dentistry services, particularly dental bridges.
We use advanced technology, and our facilities have the latest equipment to ensure the safety and efficiency of our treatments.
Our dentist will check your mouth during a dental bridge procedure and treat any tooth decay or gum disease. Then, they will perform a digital x-ray to have a clear view of your tooth structure.

FAQ's About Getting Dental Bridges in Gosnells

The expense of dental bridges varies depending on the type of bridge you prefer or recommend and the location of the procedure in the country. Depending on the dental plan, health funds will typically pay a percentage of the dental bridge cost.

In Gosnells, the total cost of a cantilever bridge with a crown may range from $2686 to $3773. In comparison, an implant-supported bridge can be more expensive, with a full price range of $6206 to $9439. In contrast, a traditional bridge with two crowns can cost anywhere from $4256 to $5763.

Other factors to consider when determining the cost of a dental bridge may include the following:

  • The number of teeth necessary to fill the gap.
  • Bridge materials such as composite resin, zirconia, or metal alloys covered in resin.
  • The difficulty/complexity of the placement.
  • Additional dental treatments, such as gum disease.

The treatment necessary to replace a missing tooth differs depending on the patient.

If you have a lost tooth or teeth, dental bridges can help restore oral functions and facial aesthetics. Tooth decay, gum disease, and injury are the most prevalent causes of losing teeth.

You could also have been born with missing teeth as a result of a congenital disease. You must have healthy teeth on each side of the missing ones to be suitable for getting a dental bridge. Practising good oral hygiene habits and having a healthy jawbone density can be good factors for being a good candidate for the procedure. It is essential to inform the dental professional about your oral health condition or diagnosis to prevent further complications.

Other alternatives to dental bridges are:

The dental bridge procedure is relatively painless because your dentist will use a numbing agent or local anaesthetic. However, after the numbing agent wears off, you may experience some minor discomfort and sensitivity a few days after surgery.

First appointment: Tooth Preparation and Temporary Bridge

During the first appointment, a local anesthetic is given to ensure your comfort and prevent you from feeling pain during the procedure. The dentist will examine the teeth and mouth to address any tooth decay or gum disease. X-rays are also taken to have a clear view of the tooth structure.

The abutment teeth will then be shaped and filed by your dentist. All abutment teeth (teeth that support the bridge) are prepared like a dental crown is. This involves removing a considerable portion of the tooth enamel and additional tooth structure to create clear access to the other tooth.

Following the tooth preparation, impressions are taken and submitted to a dental laboratory. This is where your customized dental bridge is made.

The dentist will place a temporary bridge over the newly shaped teeth and gap while the permanent bridge is being constructed. Dental implants will be inserted into your jawbone if the nearby teeth are not strong enough to support a bridge (implant-supported bridge).

Second Appointment: Permanent Bridge Placement

Lastly, when the permanent bridge is prepared, it is bonded with dental cement to the surrounding healthy teeth. Alternatively, the dentist may secure the bridge with a dental implant surgically implanted in the jaw. The dentist will need to evaluate if dental implants are appropriate for you.

The risks and disadvantages of dental bridges

  • Damage to the abutment teeth may compromise the bridge in the future.
  • If the crowns don’t fit properly, bacteria and plaque can get inside and cause tooth decay.
  • Crowns may change the structure of your teeth, affecting your bite.
  • The bridge may break if the abutment teeth are not strong enough to support it.
  • During the procedure (s), the abutment teeth may be weakened and require replacement, such as dental implants.
Private healthcare insurance can cover major dental services such as bridges. However, it may depend on your dental insurance plans.
With proper care, a dental bridge can last between five and fifteen years or possibly longer. Your bridge can survive for many years without complications if you maintain good dental hygiene and maintain regular check-ups and cleanings by visiting your dentist.
Your mouth, gums, and tongue may feel numb for a few hours following your dental bridge operation due to the local anesthetic. The numbing effect will take time to wear off. You may also have soreness, and your affected teeth may be more sensitive to cold and heat than usual for a few days or weeks following your procedure.

Book An Appointment With Our Gosnells Dental Team Today

We're located in the Ashburton Village Shopping Centre next to the Ashburton Primary School. If you have questions about getting the dental care you need, call or book online today!

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