Dental bridges are a fantastic, permanent solution for those with gaps in their smile. They’re also a great fixed alternative to dentures for those only missing a few teeth.
A dental bridge works by bridging the gap left by one or more missing teeth. Anchored to the natural teeth that remain on either side of the gap, the bridge then has the replacement teeth attached to it.
Interested in getting a dental bridge? Phone the friendly Plainland Dental team on
07 5465 7995 or book online today.
Why might I need a dental bridge?
Missing teeth can be damaging to our physical and psychological wellbeing. Dental bridges can help in a number of ways:
Restore your smile and confidence
Maintain the natural shape of your face
Adjust the bite which allows for natural chewing
Prevent your remaining teeth from moving
Improve speech and pronunciation
Easy to maintain and comfortable
If missing teeth are having affecting you negatively in your day to day life, dental bridges are a solution you should consider.
How does a dental bridge procedure work?
It requires two appointments to fix dental bridges in place.
The first appointment involves preparing the anchoring teeth and taking impressions of the area. The anchoring teeth (those that support the bridge) are shaped so that, in the following appointment, the crowns of the bridge can be fitted over them perfectly. We send the impressions to our local lab where they specially create your dental bridge.
In the second appointment, we carefully check the bridge to ensure it fits perfectly in every way before cementing it in place.
Is a dental bridge procedure painful?
During the first appointment, we numb the mouth so that no pain or discomfort is felt, and then fit a temporary bridge in place until your permanent one is ready. After this initial appointment, a little discomfort in the gums around the reshaped teeth may be felt, but nothing that over-the-counter painkillers can’t handle.
How long does a dental bridge last for?
As always, it depends on good oral hygiene. A properly maintained dental bridge will last from five to 15 years. As with your natural teeth, you must make a habit of brushing, flossing and rinsing to ensure a long life for your dental bridge and prevent tooth decay in the area.
We also strongly recommend twice yearly appointments with one of our friendly dentists for optimal dental health.
What if my dental bridge is hurting?
If you find that your dental bridge is causing you discomfort in any way, you should immediately make an appointment with one of our dentists. We’ll need to examine your mouth and bridge before we can determine the cause of the discomfort. If it’s a new bridge, there may be an issue with your bite that requires alteration. It could also be a loose dental bridge, or maybe decay that has set in under the crowns that support the bridge.
If you ever feel pain or discomfort in your teeth or gums, make sure you book an appointment with Plainland Dental immediately. It’s never a good idea to let these things continue.
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Shop 13, Plainland Plaza, 3 Gehrke Rd, Plainland QLD 4341
T. (07) 5465 7995
EXTENDED OPENING HOURS
Because we know how busy you are...
Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
If you need to reschedule or cancel an existing appointment, please call us on 07 5465 7995 as we are unable to do this via our contact form.
Quick and easy payment options
Any day of the week – and that includes the weekend – you can access flexible payment plans. You can pay for your Saturday dental treatment with Zip Money as if it’s a regular Wednesday appointment. It’s best to get that toothache sorted as soon as possible; dental issues are not something to be put off. With Zip Money, the benefits include: