Dental Bridge from your Auckland Dentist
What is a Dental Bridge?
A bridge is one of the solution for a missing tooth or teeth.
Dental bridges are fixed prosthetic devices (unlike removable devices such as dentures) and they are used close the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
They are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the space where the tooth once stood. In this way, the bridge, made up of three crowns is supported by the teeth either side of the gap.
Sometimes more than one missing tooth can be replaced in this way.
As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Your dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth.
What is the Procedure for Dental Bridge?
During your first visit, the teeth adjacent to the gap are prepared. These teeth are recontoured by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Then, impressions of your teeth are made and are sent to the laboratory for the technician to form a model of the bridge. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge for you to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while your bridge is being made.
At your next appointment, your temporary bridge will be removed and the new one will be checked and adjusted to achieve a proper fit. Then the bridge is permanently cemented into place.
Why do I need to close the gap caused by a missing tooth?
Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite, gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Bridges and crowns help prevent this from happening.
How Long do Dental Bridges Last?
While bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by Brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Also see your dentist and hygienist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.
To prevent damage to your new bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects.
Asmile: Get Your Smile Back with a Dental Bridge
Do you need a dental bridge? It is ideal for a missing tooth to permanently cement a false tooth to the teeth adjoining the gap left by a missing tooth, thereby closing the gap. We offer a wide range of professional dental services to our customers in Massey and throughout West Auckland.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
Having a missing tooth does not only feel uncomfortable; it’s also not particularly attractive and can negatively affect your self-confidence and social life. So let us help you bridge the gap.
This procedure is non-invasive, requiring no surgery, and therefore it is mainly painless. If you are not keen on having an implant done, this is the best procedure for you.
It is a permanent solution that does not require you to wear a removable prosthesis like a plate. Therefore, from a convenience point of view, it is the better option.
What You Can Expect From Asmile Regarding Dental Bridge
If you require the services of a professional dentist, you’ve come to the right place. We offer quality, professional dental services and customer care of the highest standard.
We complete the procedure in only two visits. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare the adjacent teeth and take measurements for the bridge and give you a temporary bridge to wear. During the second visit, we will install your permanent bridge and make any final adjustments.
You can choose the material for your bridge. We can also colour match the bridge to resemble your natural teeth.
Being able to smile without worrying about what people will think about your teeth is important.
Contact us today for all your professional dental requirements.
Get Your Smile Back With a Dental Bridge
Unlike removable devices such as dentures, a dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic device to close the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It’s cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the space of the lost tooth. Consisting of three crowns, the bridge is supported by the teeth on either side of the gap. It is possible to replace more than one missing tooth in this manner.
Bridges and crowns are available in a range of materials. Our dental bridge services allow you to choose between porcelain or ceramic bridges depending on the location of the missing tooth or teeth, function, aesthetic factors, and cost.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
A missing tooth feels uncomfortable, is unattractive and often negatively affects your self-confidence and social life. A dental bridge procedure is non-invasive, requires no surgery and is mainly painless. If you’re not keen on an implant, it’s the best procedure.
A dental bridge is a permanent, convenient solution that does not require wearing a removable prosthesis like a plate. Gaps left by missing teeth allow the remaining teeth to shift, resulting in a poor bite, gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Bridges and crowns help prevent this. So, if you need a dental bridge in Auckland, Asmile offers professional dental services.
Dental Bridge Procedure
Your dentist prepares the teeth adjacent to the gap during your initial visit. They are recontoured by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for placing a crown over them. Impressions of your teeth are made and sent to the laboratory for a technician to create a model of the bridge.
While the lab manufactures your bridge, your dentist makes a temporary bridge to protect the exposed teeth and gums.
At your second appointment, the dentist removes the temporary bridge and checks and adjusts the new one for a proper fit. The bridge is cemented permanently into place as soon as everything is satisfactory.
How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
Removing a dental bridge usually requires the help of a dental professional like Asmile. The procedure is generally safe and straightforward. Your dentist will give you specific instructions to follow afterwards for a full recovery. Here are the general steps involved in a dental bridge removal procedure:
Examination: First, your dentist examines the dental bridge to determine how to remove it. It may call for X-rays or other imaging tests to evaluate the condition of the bridge and your teeth.
Anaesthesia: Depending on your comfort level and the complexity of the removal, the surrounding area may be numbed with a local anaesthetic. It alleviates discomfort or pain during the procedure.
Cutting the cement: The cement holding the bridge in place is cut carefully with a dental drill and may take time, depending on the type of cement.
Removing the bridge: After the cement is cut, the bridge is removed by gently wiggling and pulling it loose from the surrounding teeth.
Cleaning and evaluating: The teeth are cleaned and examined for any damage or decay from the bridge.
Temporary bridge: If you’re going to replace the bridge, your dentist may provide you with a temporary one until the permanent bridge is complete.
Visit Our Professional Dentist Today
You’ve come to the right place if you need a professional dentist. Asmile offers quality dental services and a high standard of customer care. We want you to smile without worrying about the appearance of your teeth.
Why not contact us today for all your professional dental requirements?