Dental Bridges Melbourne VIC
Fine Dentistry’s Melbourne team can provide you with a solution to replace lost teeth, whether it has been through decay, injury or damage. As the name suggests, a dental bridge fills the gap left by one or more missing teeth. The replacement tooth is held in place by two crowns on either side and can be supported by either natural teeth or implants. The result is a more natural and pleasing smile without gaps.
At your initial visit to our Melbourne clinic, our dental team can evaluate your suitability and provide you with a treatment plan and quote, depending on the space which needs to be bridged. The procedure takes place over several visits to us to prepare the site, create impressions and have the final bridge cemented in place. While waiting for the tooth to be crafted, you will be provided with a temporary bridge to protect the exposed area of teeth and gums.
Why Consider a Dental Bridge?
Many people chose bridges as a more affordable, non-surgical option over implants to replace missing teeth. Such a procedure provides a long-term solution to gaps within the jaw. Proper oral care and hygiene can allow a bridge to last up to 15 years or longer.
There are several benefits to considering a bridge:
- Improved speech
- Easier to chew food
- Improved facial structure
- Repair an uneven bite
- Prevent other teeth moving to fill gaps
Dental implants offer a more permanent option to consider. However, these require a surgical procedure and can be a greater upfront cost compared to a bridge. Fine Dentistry also offers implants at our Melbourne clinic, including the popular All-on-4 implants, and your dentist can discuss the best option for you at your consultation.