This is why we offer a wide range of services to bring functionality and form back to your smile.
Both dental bridges and implants are popular solutions for replacing a missing tooth or teeth with their own advantages and disadvantages. Dental bridges are typically less expensive and can be completed in a shorter amount of time, as compared to implants, but they rely on the surrounding teeth for support, which can put extra stress on those teeth. Moreover, dental bridges do not stop bone loss as effectively as implants.
Implants are more expensive and require a longer healing time, but they are self-supporting and do not rely on surrounding teeth. Additionally, dental bridges may need to be replaced after a certain period of time, while dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
If you have missing teeth or are about to undergo tooth extraction surgery, we advise booking an appointment with our Claremont dentist today.
Next, your dentist will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap. They may remove small amounts of enamel to make room for the bridge to fit perfectly.
Once your neighbouring teeth are prepared, your dentist will take impressions that will be used to design a custom-fit dental bridge.
Your bridge is now complete. At this visit your dentist will make sure the fit, colour and bite of your new dental bridge are all satisfactory before cementing the bridge into place.
You will need to come back in to see us a few times to check on the fit of your bridge. Along with maintaining good oral hygiene, we want you to have the smile you desire, so it is essential to book in for a follow-up.
If you are missing one or more teeth or are about to undergo tooth extraction surgery, it is important to speak with your dentist in Claremont about the possibility of getting a dental bridge as it could be a great option for you.