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Sunshine Dental Bridges

Sunshine Dental Dental Bridges

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge literally bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth. The bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These two or more anchoring teeth are called abutments and a false tooth/teeth is placed in-between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials, but are typically made from porcelain to aesthetically blend in with your natural teeth. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

There are three types of bridges

Traditional Bridges

These involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.

Zirconia Bridges

Zirconia is a very hard ceramic that is used for crown and bridge work. It has an excellent combination of strength and aesthetics, has excellent compatibility with your tissues and is an attractive material for people who would prefer a metal-free bridge.

Maryland Bonded Bridges

Maryland bonded bridges (also called a resin-bonded bridge) Metal or porcelain wings often on just one side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth. Maryland bridges typically have higher failure rates than traditional bridges. However, they do not require the placement of crowns.

About Dental Bridges

It can take up to 6 months for your gums to heal properly after an extraction. This means that you may need to have a temporary denture before the bridge is fitted.
The cost varies depending on the size and type of bridge you need and materials used. All options will be discussed with you and you will receive a written treatment plan detailing all costs involved prior to treatment.

Good oral hygiene is essential to ensure the longevity of your bridge. It is especially important to clean under the false tooth, as well as brushing and flossing regularly.

If bridges are well looked after, and that includes keeping the surrounding teeth healthy so they can continue to provide a solid foundation, they should last for many years.

We ensure all our patients have all of the information they need to make an informed choice about treatments and we will talk through all of your options during an in-depth consultation.

Experts in Dental Bridges

We are more than happy to advice you on the best dental bridge options for your requirements

Contact us today to book a consultation