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Dental Bridges

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental Bridges are a cosmetic dental treatment for the replacement of missing teeth. The treatment focuses not just on the affected tooth but also any damaged teeth adjacent to it, strengthening all of the teeth as a result.

If you are not sure if you need dental bridges, book yourself in for a full dental checkup and your dentist will advise on the best and most effective course of treatment for your needs.

The Difference Between Bridges and Crowns

A dental crown is usually a single casing used to replace one tooth. It fits over the tooth to strengthen it and improve its appearance. Bridges are one or more false teeth that are anchored onto adjoining teeth, using a series of crowns to replace missing teeth and fill gaps.

Do You Need a Dental Bridge?

Your dentist might recommend bridges where a tooth, or series of teeth, is missing. Bridges are commonly used

  • To improve the appearance and function of your teeth
  • To rectify the effectiveness of your bite
  • To protect and strengthen damaged teeth
  • To close wide gaps between teeth

The Procedure for Dental Bridges

Once your dentist has assessed you during your initial consultation and you are happy with your dental treatment plan, then the procedure for Bridges will require two separate appointments.

  • Preparing the teeth. Our Toorak dental clinic will take a mould of your teeth for our local dental laboratory, so they can prepare an exact match.
  • Dental bridge fitting. You will return to K1 Dental in Toorak to have your teeth Bridges fitted and to ensure a comfortable fit, with a natural feel and appearance. Your dentist will run through your care plan with you but, generally speaking, dental Bridges should be regarded as a long-term solution for missing teeth.

Contact our practice on (03) 9827 2922. We can book your first checkup appointment or a free cosmetic consultation with one of our experienced dentists.