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Dental Bridges at Chatswood Dental Associates

Illustration of dental bridgeMissing teeth can make life more challenging. Not only do they affect your appearance, the open space they create can be more difficult to chew the foods you need to stay healthy.

We offer a number of solutions for restoring missing teeth. A bridge is a time-tested restoration that closes the gap to help restore both the appearance of your smile and the function of your bite.

What Is a Bridge?

A bridge consists of a prosthetic tooth held in place by crowns affixed over the adjacent natural teeth on either side of the gap. Porcelain bridges are durable and look incredibly natural. At our practice, we know how important aesthetics are when it comes to your smile, so we also offer zirconia bridges for additional durability without compromising your appearance.

Why Do I Need a Bridge?

Tooth loss tends to set off a problematic chain reaction. Remaining teeth begin to shift, which throws off the balance of your bite. Over time, you may find that you experience:

  • Excessive wear
  • Pain in your jaw joints
  • Eruption of the opposing tooth (supra-eruption), which exposes the root to decay

A bridge can put a stop to these issues to help protect your long-term oral health.

Who Is a Candidate for a Fixed Bridge?

A bridge is often a suitable tooth replacement option, but it isn’t right for everyone. Our dentist will perform a thorough examination and may recommend a bridge if:

  • The adjacent teeth are strong and healthy enough to support a crown
  • The gap is a reasonable size (usually only one or two missing teeth)
  • Your teeth are mostly healthy with minimal decay

How Is a Bridge Placed?

The first step is always to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr Lim or Dr Sridhar (Dentists). They will examine your teeth and gums to determine whether a bridge is right for you. If so, the next step will be to take diagnostic models and images, which will help us design your bridge.

At the preparation appointment, your adjacent teeth will be shaped to make room for the crowns. Once your teeth are ready, we’ll take a digital scan of your bite for the lab to use when crafting your new restoration. To protect your prepped teeth, we’ll fit a temporary bridge while the permanent one is made.

We only send our work to a laboratory we trust to provide our patients with high-quality, beautiful results. After about two weeks, your final bridge will be ready to try in. We’ll check the fit and if everything is correct, it will be cemented into place.

Call to Schedule Your Evaluation

If you’re missing teeth, don’t wait another minute. Contact us today to schedule an evaluation and Dental Bridges Chatswood consultation to help restore your smile.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dental Bridges Chatswood NSW | (02) 9412 4488