Affordable Dental Bridges in Melbourne
Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge replaces the missing tooth with an artificial one without the need for removable dentures. Crowns are also used alongside dental bridges, supporting teeth on either side of the area of tooth loss. The crowns act to stabilise and anchor the bridge in place, which is secured across the area of tooth loss to ‘bridge’ the gap.
To prepare for a dental bridge, the teeth on either side of the tooth loss are reduced by 1-2mm in all aspects to allow the bridge to fit onto them. The dentists at our South Melbourne clinic then bond the bridge with strong, durable cement.
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Wondering “where can I find a dentist near me for dental bridges?” Get in touch with Dental on Clarendon today. Call us on (03) 9690 3285 for more information on our dental bridge costs. You can also book a consultation with one of our dentists, who can provide you with dental bridge before and after photos.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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Commonly Asked Questions
The dental bridges our Melbourne clinic designs are prosthetic appliances that “bridge” the gaps that missing teeth cause. They’re secured by two or more crowns and are designed to restore your smile, your teeth’s functionality, and your confidence.
- Dental bridges closely resemble natural teeth
- They’re less invasive than dental implants
- The procedure is relatively quick
- They won’t move around in your mouth
This process begins by having an impression of your mouth made. The dentist will take a detailed scan of your whole mouth and then create your bridges based on the scan. Once the dental bridge is ready, it will be fitted into your mouth and will function just like real teeth.
Dentists typically use porcelain and gold alloy to manufacture dental bridges. Porcelain is used because it’s strong, stain resistant and matches the colour of natural teeth. Gold alloy is strong, hard and durable. Both of these materials are well tolerated by gum and cheek tissue, meaning the chances of experiencing any allergic reactions are minimal.
This depends on you following proper and regular dental hygiene practices. They usually last between 7-15 years, but they can last even longer if the patient has good oral hygiene and has regular check-ups at our South Melbourne clinic.
The typical dental bridge cost Melbourne patients pay can go up to $1,200 for each tooth. These tooth bridge costs are determined by various factors, such as:
- The materials used
- How complex it is to place the bridge
- How many bridges the patient requires
- The number of teeth necessary to fill the gap