Dental On Park | Crown and Bridges - Dentist Brisbane

A More Affordable Option To Permanently Replace A Missing Tooth Compared To Implants Is a Tooth Bridge

  • A dental bridge is a false tooth, which is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth.
  • The two crowns holding it in place are attached onto teeth on each side of the false tooth.

This procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial denture, but are stuck down permanently. This makes a bridge as very comfortable treatment alternative. Being made out of metal or porcelain the teeth are also sharper and stronger than that of a denture. Needless to say they are also more comfortable than a denture.

Bridges have been clinically proven and are an alternative to the newer implant alternative. They can be more cost effective than an implant but do have the disadvantage of harming the adjacent two teeth. Never the less Bridges have been used for many years and before implants they were the ideal treatment alternative to missing teeth.

Bridges are most commonly utilised due to cost or due to an implant not  being recommended due to the availability and health of the tooth supporting  jaw bone.

After your mouth is assessed, the appropriate diagnostic records and models are taken and the required structure of the bridge is decided upon. Bridges are not removable and can be made from similar materials to crowns; metal or porcelain, or a combination of both.

Bridges are made over 2 appointments:

  1. The adjacent teeth to the gap are prepared and a mould is taken for the construction of the splint
  2. 1-3 weeks after the initial appointment the bridge is inserted and bite checked and adjusted

Between appointments the bridge is sent to the  dental laboratory for construction.In this time either a temporary resin bridge or temporary resin crowns will be constructed and fitted over your prepared teeth.

Bridges offer a functional way to replace missing teeth and work hand in hand with crowns to achieve the best possible aesthetically pleasing effect.

Cleaning underneath the bridge is essential and you can purchase bridge cleaning floss and piksters here.

Call reception on 33698300. Alternatively you can book an appointment online.