Dental Bridges Macquarie Park
Dental Bridges at North Ryde Dentists
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a single or series of false teeth called pontics that are made of porcelain, gold, alloys, or a combination of some of these materials. It is usually supported by existing teeth or implants and designed to replace missing teeth, fill the gaps in a smile, help you regain proper chewing function, and make your everyday life easier.
Why should you opt for a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is an aesthetically pleasing dental restoration that will bring back a smile to your face. It will also provide support, stability and improve your overall dental health. In other words, you will be able to chew and speak without any obstacles, and you will maintain the shape of your face. Additionally, your natural teeth will remain in their original position and will not drift away. The biting force will also be equally distributed between all your teeth, so your remaining natural teeth will not wear and decay faster than expected.
What are the most common types of dental bridges?
There are three types of dental bridges out there. The most common one is made of porcelain/ceramic metal combination. It is supported by two crowns that are placed on your natural teeth or implants on both sides of it. Cantilever bridges are not that common because there is usually just one anchor tooth, which makes them unsuitable for the back teeth. Finally, there are Maryland bonded bridges that consist of a metal framework combined with porcelain, porcelain bonded with metal or plastic teeth, and they are usually bonded to your natural teeth on one side.
How will having a dental bridge affect my everyday life?
Only in the most positive possible way! You will be able to eat and speak properly. Give yourself some time to get used to it though, and don’t be quick to disappoint in case it does not feel natural at first. If your dentist did a good job, chances are you will become one with it faster than you know it.
How long can a dental bridge last?
If you follow our pieces of advice properly and make sure you maintain a high level of oral hygiene (brush twice a day, floss and use mouthwash), expect your dental bridge to last up to 15 years.
What materials do we use for dental bridges?
North Ryde Dentists only work with local dental laboratories and the highest quality materials. No cheap imports, we use only the finest, durable materials that are built to last and look great. Matched perfectly to your existing teeth, our dental bridges look natural and operate just like a natural tooth.
Is dental bridge placement procedure painful?
Not at all. We will give you an appropriate anesthetic and you won’t feel anything during the procedure. It is possible to feel mild pain or discomfort after the effects of anesthetic subside but you should be able to relieve them by opting for some of the popular over-the-counter pain medications.
If you are hiding your smile, make an appointment and let Dr. Stephen de Bruyn take care of your problem. We provide premier dental care and dental bridges for Macquarie Park and North Ryde area, and we can improve the look and function of your teeth.
Contact North Ryde Dentists for Dental Bridges Today
Our North Ryde dental practice is located just a few minutes away from Macquarie Park train station. You can contact us via phone or website form to make an appointment with Dr Stephen de Bruyn.
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North Ryde Macquarie Park Dentists
285-297 Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park, 2113 NSW Australia