A missing tooth can negatively affect your confidence and impact the function of your bite. Neighbouring teeth can be compromised and may shift position or become vulnerable to decay, chipping and cracking.
Bridges replace missing teeth by utilising the two teeth either side as support. Because the bridge is permanently attached, it also strengthens the supporting teeth. If you have a missing tooth and are considering replacement options, a bridge can be a cost-effective alternative to dental implants.
What's involved? The process of getting a bridge involves two appointments. In the first, the surrounding teeth are gently reshaped to allow room for a crown to be fitted over them. Next, impressions of your teeth are made. These are sent to our lab and used to create the new high-quality bridge. Once this is done, we'll call you back in for your second appointment to fit your bridge and teach you how to look after it.
To assess your specific needs, and help determine if a bridge is a suitable option for you we recommend coming and seeing us for a check up and chat. During the consultation we can answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment and can highlight the advantages a bridge may offer you.
To find out more about bridges or to book an appointment, contact our friendly reception team today on (09) 818 8855 today.