Dental Bridges in Armadale
Restore Your Smile and Confidence with Dental Bridges
You may feel uncomfortable smiling because of one or more missing teeth.
Missing teeth can cause a whole host of problems, including difficulty in chewing and speaking, shifting of other teeth, and the onset of gum disease.
You want your smile to be confident and proud, but you can’t help feeling self-conscious about the gaps in between each tooth. At Prospect Road Dental, we offer treatments for restoring your smile including dental bridges. We offer porcelain bridges that attach to either side of your gap and restore both function and confidence in your smile. Call us on 08 9399 2037 or book an appointment online so we can assist you with your tooth restoration.
What Are Dental Bridges For
Why Choose Us
Why Choose Prospect Road Dental
One stop shop
At our facility, we provide a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to restore your beautiful smile, including in-chair teeth whitening, take-home teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, and bridges, as well as some specialised procedures such as smile makeovers and orthodontics.
You can feel at ease during your dental bridge procedure with our various types of sedation. We want to make sure that every visit goes as smoothly as possible and that we give the best service possible.
Affordable dental care
Prospect Road Dental is a preferred provider for all major health funds like BUPA, CBHS, HBF, HCF, HIF, and Medibank. We also offer flexible, interest-free payment plans, so you can get your dental bridges without breaking the bank.
Our dental practice is located directly across from Armadale shopping centre and a short walk from the train station and bus stops. Free parking is available throughout the day.
What You Need To Know
FAQ About Our Dental Clinic In Armadale
below, please feel free to contact our practice. One of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you.
An ideal candidate for dental bridges is a patient who is missing one to four consecutive teeth. Suitable candidates must:
- have no gum disease
- be generally healthy, and
- have adequately strong and healthy adjacent teeth on both sides of the tooth gap.
In cases of periodontal disease, the patient should have their gums treated before a bridge is placed. For implant-supported dental bridges, there needs to be sufficient jawbone density. If you do not have enough bone density for a dental bridge, you may need a bone graft procedure.
You have to wait until the gum shape stabilises before getting a dental bridge. The jawbone surrounding the extracted tooth can take eight to twelve weeks to completely heal after an extraction. You can wear a temporary bridge or partial denture during the healing phase if you wish. The dental office can fabricate a temporary bridge that will be placed on the same day as the tooth extraction.
A dental bridge procedure usually requires two dental visits. The first dental visit involves tooth preparation. In some cases, a local anaesthetic is used to ease discomfort. The dentist will then file the abutment teeth to remove a thin layer of tooth enamel.
An impression or mould of your teeth will be made and sent to the dental laboratory to customise your dental bridge. A temporary bridge may be provided to cover the prepared teeth until the permanent bridge is ready.
Another dental appointment will be scheduled when the customised bridge is ready. We may administer a local anesthetic if there is discomfort, then remove the temporary bridge. Your dentist will then clean your teeth before placing the bridge. To ensure that the bridge fits correctly, your dentist will take X-rays. Finally, the bridge will be glued to your teeth with dental cement.
Here are some ways you can prevent your dental bridge from breaking:
- Avoid eating hard, sticky, and chewy foods.
- Don’t bite on or chew on hard foods such as ice.
- Do not open bottles or packages with your teeth.
- Wear a custom mouth guard when participating in contact sports or high-fall-risk activities.
1. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste.
2. Floss every day and pay special attention to flossing around your dental bridge.
3. We also recommend visiting your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning.
There are several alternatives to dental bridges, including:
- Partial Dentures: These are prosthetic teeth attached to a plastic and metal framework covering the natural teeth. False teeth can be made to fit around any number of natural teeth. A complete set of dentures is also available for people who have lost all of their teeth.
- Dental Implants: Implants provide a more permanent alternative tooth replacement than dentures. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically inserted into the jawbone. They are often made from titanium, a biocompatible metal alloy. A dental crown is attached to an implant by an abutment.