Restore your Smile with Dental Bridges
A missing tooth can cause many problems, such as difficulties in chewing and speaking, as well as an embarrassment about your appearance.
Dental bridges are an excellent method to replace missing teeth and restore your confidence. A bridge is a fixed prosthesis attached to the natural teeth on either side of the space where the tooth is missing.
Comfort Care Dental can help you get your smile back. With our high-quality and durable dental bridges, we will restore your confidence to laugh, speak, and eat without worry. With our experienced team of dentists, we can create a custom dental bridge that fits your mouth perfectly. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how we can help you get your smile back!
Common Reasons Why You Might Need Dental Bridges
One or more missing teeth
A dental bridge is an excellent option for replacing one or a couple more missing teeth. It can provide a natural-looking replacement that looks and functions just like your own teeth.
Shrunken jaw bone that can’t hold a removable denture
Unlike a removable denture, which rests on the gums, a dental bridge is cemented on the teeth. This makes it much more stable and ensures that it does not move while eating or speaking.
Mentally compromised and physically handicapped patients who cannot maintain the removable denture
Dental bridges are false teeth cemented to the patient's existing teeth. This means that the patient does not have to worry about taking the dental bridge out and cleaning them as they would with removable dentures.
Why Choose Comfort Care Dental
By utilising the most recent developments in prosthodontics, Comfort Care Dental is able to provide patients with dental bridges that are of the highest quality, have an excellent fit, and appear completely natural.
Experienced Dental Team
The experienced dentists at Comfort Care Dental are committed to delivering excellent service to each of their patients so that they can enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile.
Comfort Care Dental aims to provide exceptional dental care in a relaxed environment to all patients. With the help of our friendly team, we will make sure that you feel at ease throughout the entire process.
Flexible Payment Plan
Comfort Care Dental offers high-quality dental bridges at an affordable rate. We offer flexible payment options, and we're a preferred provider of major health insurance plans, so there's no reason to put off your treatment any longer.
All Payments and Healthfunds
Comfort Care Dental is a trusted dental practice in Balcatta. We offer flexible payment options and accept all major health funds.
We understand that dental services can be costly. Hence, we provide financing alternatives to make oral care more accessible for everyone. We partnered with the most popular buy-now-pay-later options like Humm and Afterpay to make quality dental care more affordable to all individuals.
We are also a preferred provider for Medibank, HBF, HCF, CBHS, and NIB.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Dental bridges are non-removable prostheses that are used to replace missing teeth. There are several kinds of dental bridges, and they’re classified based on their attachments.
Traditional dental bridges are composed of crowns that are attached to each other. The false teeth used to replace the missing teeth are anchored to the natural teeth adjacent to the space. This would require the grinding down of these natural teeth to accommodate the dental bridge.
A cantilever bridge is also composed of crowns attached to each other. However, with a cantilever bridge, there is only one anchor tooth. This bridge is only used to replace a front tooth because using it to replace a back tooth would cause too much strain on the anchor tooth since it will be carrying the load of two teeth.
A Maryland bridge is almost the same as a traditional dental bridge, but instead of crowns attached to the anchor teeth, the false tooth is bonded to the anchor teeth with metal or porcelain wings. This eliminates the need to grind down the anchor teeth, thus preserving their natural structure. This bridge is also recommended for replacing the front tooth only.
Lastly, an implant-supported bridge is a bridge that is attached not to the natural teeth but to implants. These implants are titanium rods embedded in the jaw bone. They work as artificial tooth roots and provide stable support to dental bridges.
Dental bridges are one of the most commonly recommended restorations for missing teeth. There are a few reasons for this. First, bridges can restore the function of your teeth. When you lose a tooth, eating and speaking can be difficult. Bridges can help fill the gap and make it easier to bite and chew.
Secondly, bridges can improve the appearance of your smile. Missing teeth can make your smile look uneven. Bridges can give you a fuller, more symmetrical appearance. Finally, bridges can help prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place. When a tooth is missing, the remaining teeth may start moving to fill the space. This can eventually lead to problems with your bite and dental health. Bridges can keep your remaining teeth in their proper position and help preserve your dental health.
Dental bridges can last for many years, but they will eventually need to be replaced. The average lifespan of a bridge is about 10 years, but with proper care, they can last much longer, providing you with a natural-looking and functional smile.
The process of getting a dental bridge begins with an assessment. Your dentist will examine how many teeth you need to be replaced and check the status of the teeth adjacent to the space. Once your dentist determines that a dental bridge is the right prosthesis for you and that your natural teeth are healthy enough to be used as anchor teeth, your dentist will grind the anchor teeth in preparation for the bridge.
After which, an impression of your teeth will be taken, and this will be sent to the laboratory to fabricate your custom-made dental bridge. In the meantime, you will be sent home wearing a temporary bridge. Once your dental bridge is ready, your dentist will fit it over your teeth and cement them in place. With proper care, your dental bridge can last for many years.
Aside from restoring your smile and improving your appearance, they can also help prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of position or alignment. Bridges can also make it easier for you to speak and eat, and they can help distribute the forces in your bite more evenly.
Since dental bridges are attached using either crowns or implants, this gives them a much more natural look and feel than removable dentures, which can often slip and be uncomfortable to wear. Because of this, patients tend to prefer them over removable dentures.
It is common for dental bridges to feel odd or uncomfortable immediately after being placed in your mouth. This is because your brain needs time to adjust to the new sensation of having something foreign in your mouth. However, this process usually only takes a few days, and most people report that their bridges feel completely natural within a week or two. If you are still experiencing discomfort after this point, make sure to consult with your dentist so that they can make any necessary adjustments.
While dental bridges are very durable, they require special care to ensure they stay in good condition. Brush twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Keeping your teeth clean reduces the risk of tooth decay which can lead to the loss of anchor teeth. It is helpful to floss daily with a floss threader or a water flosser to remove any food debris stuck under the bridge. It is also important to visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
The cost of dental bridges depends on the type of bridge and the material used. A traditional bridge with two conventional crowns and one replacement tooth costs between $4,300 to $5,100. Implant-supported bridge costs higher, while a cantilever bridge will cost lower than this.
If you require an accurate estimate of the cost, schedule an appointment with our clinic and we will provide you with a quote based on your situation.