At White Space Dental, our team of experienced dentists in Manly, Sydney, is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental solutions that restore your smile’s function and beauty. One of the services we offer is dental bridges, a reliable and effective way to replace missing teeth.

What are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic device used to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It consists of one or more artificial teeth (pontics) that are held in place by crowns attached to the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants.

Bridges not only restore your smile’s appearance but also help maintain the proper alignment of your remaining teeth, prevent them from shifting out of position, and distribute the biting forces evenly across your dental arch.

Types of Dental Bridges

At White Space Dental, we offer various types of dental bridges to meet your specific needs:

  1. Traditional Bridges: These bridges are made of porcelain fused to metal or ceramic materials and are supported by crowns on the adjacent natural teeth.
  2. Cantilever Bridges: Suitable when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth space, cantilever bridges are anchored to the remaining natural teeth.
  3. Implant-Supported Bridges: For a more permanent solution, these bridges are supported by dental implants rather than natural teeth, providing a stable and long-lasting restoration.
  4. Maryland Bonded Bridges: These bridges are made of porcelain or ceramic materials and are bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth, making them a more conservative option.

The Dental Bridge Process

Receiving a dental bridge at White Space Dental typically involves the following steps:

  1. Consultation and Examination: Our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth, take X-rays, and discuss your goals and concerns to determine if a dental bridge is the right solution for you.
  2. Tooth Preparation: The adjacent teeth that will support the bridge will be reshaped to accommodate the crowns that will hold the bridge in place.
  3. 3D Scanning and Shade Selection: We will take precise impressions of your teeth and select the appropriate shade to match your natural tooth colour.
  4. Temporary Bridge Placement: A temporary bridge will be placed to protect the prepared teeth and allow you to function normally while your permanent bridge is being fabricated.
  5. Permanent Bridge Placement: Once your custom-made bridge is ready, you’ll return for a second appointment where the temporary bridge will be removed, and the permanent bridge will be securely bonded or cemented into place.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • Restore your ability to chew and speak properly
  • Maintain the proper alignment of your remaining teeth
  • Distribute biting forces evenly across your dental arch
  • Enhance your smile’s appearance and boost your confidence
  • Provide a long-lasting solution with proper care and maintenance

Schedule Your Dental Bridge Consultation in Manly

If you’re considering dental bridges or have any concerns about missing teeth, don’t hesitate to contact White Space Dental in Manly. Our experienced Sydney dentists will evaluate your unique situation and provide personalised recommendations to help you achieve a beautiful, functional smile. Call us on (02) 7204 0600 to schedule your consultation.

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