What types of dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth?

If you are missing teeth, our team at Red Hill Dental Practice, can create a dental bridge from pure ceramic (metal and BPA free) to fill this space using one or both of the teeth on either side of the gap as a foundation. A dental bridge uses crowns and false teeth called pontics to create a durable, aesthetic restoration that restores functionality and aesthetics back to the smile. 

Dental Bridges

A bridge is a non-surgical way to replace one or many teeth. A bridge uses the adjacent teeth as anchors to support the missing tooth or teeth. With today’s dental advancements, a bridge can be fabricated in a fairly short period of time, using a metal or nonmetal foundation. Don’t let that missing tooth affect the way you speak, eat, and smile. Bridges yield immediate results that last a lifetime. Ask your dentist what type of bridge may be right for you.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a restorative dental restoration that consists of false teeth fused together and secured by crowns. These crowns are designed to be placed on the natural teeth on each side of the gap to “bridge the gap” and repair the smile after tooth loss. There are several types of bridges, but our team will often use porcelain (ceramic) to create a bridge as it looks as natural as possible.

When might I need a dental bridge?

 The team at Red Hill Dental Practice may suggest dental bridges to:

  • Fill spaces created by missing teeth.
  • Prevent the remaining teeth from misalignment.
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability.
  • Maintain facial shape.
  • Restore your smile’s appearance.
  • Upgrade from a partial removable denture to permanently secured teeth

How is a dental bridge fabricated?

A dental bridge is custom-made by us on site at Red Hill Dental Practice 135 Shoreham Road from pure ceramic using a detailed digital impression (video) of your mouth. 

How do I take care of my dental bridge?

It is essential to care for your dental bridge in much the same way as you do your natural teeth. While these restorations are made from artificial material, your overall gum and tooth health in the mouth will also affect the longevity of your dental restorations. With proper care, an appropriate oral hygiene routine and regular scheduling of check-ups with our team, your bridge will often last a decade or longer.

Am I a candidate?

Call us at (03) 5907 5942 to book an appointment with our dedicated team at Red Hill Dental Practice to find out if you are a good fit for dental bridges or alternative tooth replacement options.