Affordable Dental Bridges in Melbourne

Dental Bridges

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.

Enquire About Our Services Today

Get in touch with Dental on Clarendon today by calling (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.

Make an Enquiry Today

Commonly Asked Questions

What Are Dental Bridges?

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.

What Are the Benefits of Using Dental Bridges?
  • 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
How Are Dental Bridges Fitted?

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.

What Are Dental Bridges Made From?

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.

How Long Do Dental Bridges Last For?

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.

How Much Does a Dental Bridge Cost?

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
Urgent update for all our patients

As you are aware, the coronavirus is having a devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of people across the globe

Effective Immediately

Dental on Clarendon will be closed until further notice. As directed by the Australian Dental Association (ADA), dentists can only restrict treatment to urgent or emergency care only.

The ADA defines this as:

  • Severe toothache pain (on a pain scale of 1 to 10, a 5 or more that has lasted more than 24 hours)
  • New or recent swelling of your gums or face (within the past three to seven days)
  • Bleeding in your mouth that does not stop following tooth extraction or gum surgery
  • Tooth infection
  • Recent trauma, such as a broken tooth causing pain

If you are a current patient at Dental On Clarendon please call us on 96903285 and we will attend to your call as soon as possible.

We thank our loyal patients for their understanding during this difficult time, and we will be in contact with you upon our re-opening.

Wishing everyone the best of health – stay safe! The team at Dental On Clarendon