Dental Crowns & Dental Bridges
Dental Crowns & Dental Bridges in Salisbury & Maylands
What is a Dental bridge?
A bridge is a dental restoration placed to replace one or more missing teeth. It is where a prosthetic tooth is attached to an adjacent crown (or crowns) to restore a space in the dental arch. The bridge is permanently cemented onto existing natural teeth adjacent a missing tooth. This means that you do not need to remove and clean the bridge, it is a permanent and fixed solution. Optimal aesthetics can be achieved with colour matching and contouring to your existing teeth.
When do you need a bridge?
When there are missing teeth in a dental arch, function (chewing) and aesthetics can both be affected. The remaining teeth may also drift into the empty spaces. This can change a patient’s occlusion and reduce alignment of the remaining teeth. A bridge is a permanent option to restore the spaces, and hence restore function and aesthetics for the patient.
What to Expect
At Adelaide One Dental we can complete your bridge in just one appointment, thanks to the latest enhancements in 3-D technology. Local anaesthetic is used to achieve a painless procedure. The teeth involved are prepared by the dentist, followed by a 3D digital scan of your teeth. The dentist will then digitally design your bridge and have it made on site by our state-of-the-art Cerec machine.
The Cerec bridge is polished and cemented onto your teeth all in the one visit, saving you valuable time and effort.