A missing tooth can make you feel shy and self-conscious. You can regain your confidence by restoring your smile with a dental bridge.
Dental bridges are ideal for filling gaps and creating a happy smile to enhance your natural beauty. If missing teeth have you feeling insecure, Smile approved dentists can offer a solution with affordable dental bridge treatment.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic device used to fill a gap created by one or more missing teeth. It is mounted onto existing teeth or implants and cemented into shape, bridging the gap to create a full and natural-looking smile.
There are three main types of dental bridges:
The most commonly used type of bridge, traditional bridges are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramic. Here a crown is created for the tooth or implant on either side of the gap with a pontic, or imitation tooth, in between.
Used when there are adjacent teeth on one side only of the missing tooth or teeth, a cantilever bridge is best suited for use in the back of the mouth where it can’t place much force on other teeth and damage them.
Resin-bonded bridges, also known as Maryland bridges, are made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal or porcelain framework. Metal or porcelain wings protruding from one side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.
The treatment required to replace a missing tooth varies from patient to patient.
The suitability of a candidate for dental bridge treatment can depend on factors including:
Your Smile approved dentist will assist in choosing the best solution for your individual case.
It is normal to feel some tenderness or sensitivity for a few days after a dental bridge treatment. Call your Smile approved dentist if you are experiencing pain or discomfort after more than a few days.
Dental bridge treatment provides both cosmetic and health benefits including:
If having teeth missing is affecting your ability to perform everyday functions or simply causing you to feel insecure, dental bridge treatment is a great solution.
The cost of dental bridge treatment depends on your individual case. Factors including the type of dental bridge being used and where you are receiving treatment will affect the cost of your treatment.
Simply select your state for the relevant Smile member savings.
Some dental or health insurance policies may cover part or all of the costs of dental bridge treatment. Smile members receive a guaranteed saving of at least 15% off all dental treatments at 1,400+ Smile approved dentists across Australia. If you are concerned about the cost of dental bridges, joining Smile can help you save on your treatment.
Dental bridges generally last between 5-15 years. This varies from patient to patient and can depend on how well the bridge is looked after. With good oral care and regular check-ups, you can expect dental bridges to last over 10 years.
Ensure the longevity of your dental bridge by practising good oral hygiene, including:
By maintaining good oral health, you can assist in prolonging the life of your dental bridge.
For quality and affordable dental care, get a Smile plan and choose an approved dentist. Call us today on 1300 238 648.
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