Dental bridges services near Thomastown
If you have missing teeth, we can use dental bridges to close — or bridge — the gaps in your smile! Contact us at (03) 9460 6627 to book an appointment and get affordable dental bridges near Thomastown through Edwardes Street Dental.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a false tooth that is held in place by abutment teeth on either side of the gap. It can be made of a variety of materials, including gold, they are mostly made of porcelain to look good with your natural teeth.
Why might one need a dental bridge?
A missing tooth can affect you physically and emotionally. A dental bridge can help you –
- To restore your smile.
- To restore the ability to properly chew.
- To restore your speech and pronunciation.
- To maintain the shape of your face.
- To re-adjust your bite to properly distribute the force when you chew.
- To prevent your remaining teeth from moving out of the correct position.
Types of dental bridges provided by us-
- Traditional bridges involve placing a crown on either side of the missing tooth or implant, cemented to the abutment teeth. These are usually made of porcelain fused to metal or ceramics, are the most common type of bridge.
- Cantilever bridges are used when adjacent teeth on only one side of a missing tooth or teeth are present. A traditional bridge is very similar to this, in that the pontic is held in place by a dental crown that is cemented to only one abutment tooth.
- Maryland bonded bridges (also known as resin-bonded bridges or Maryland bridges) are composed of plastic teeth and gums that are held together by a metal framework. Each side of the bridge has metal wings that are bonded to your existing teeth.
The pricing depends on these variables:
- The number of teeth required to fill the gap
- The type of material used to make it
- Difficulty and complexity of the placement is
- Additional dental treatments.
- Where you get it done.
If you are missing a tooth or a number of teeth, you should consult with a dentist about your replacement options. There are numerous advantages to using dental bridges, and there are numerous factors to consider before making a decision, and Edwardes Street Dental is one of the most efficient places to get dental bridges near Thomastown.