Village Dental Care

Dental Bridges

Bridging the Gap to a Fuller Smile with Expert Dental Bridge Solutions

At Village Dental Care, we’re dedicated to restoring the function and aesthetics of your smile with our comprehensive dental bridge services. Led by Dr. Justin Tan, our team in Bowral offers customised dental bridge solutions designed to fill the gaps left by missing teeth, enhancing both your oral health and confidence. Dental bridges are a time-tested, effective option for those looking to address tooth loss without the need for surgery or more invasive procedures.

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What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are prosthetic devices anchored on existing teeth or implants to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap (the anchoring teeth) and a false tooth/teeth in between. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, alloys, or a combination, chosen for their aesthetic appeal and durability.

Why Choose Village Dental Care for Your Dental Bridge?

Expertise

Dr. Justin Tan and our experienced dental team offer personalised care, ensuring that your dental bridge is perfectly suited to your needs and goals.

Quality Materials

We use high-quality materials to create bridges that are not only durable but also blend seamlessly with your natural teeth for an impeccable finish.

Comprehensive Care

From your initial consultation to the final placement of your bridge, our team provides thorough care and detailed instructions for maintaining your new bridge.

Benefits of Choosing Dental Bridges

Restored Smile

Fill in the gaps in your smile for a more natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Improved Chewing and Speaking

Bridges help restore the ability to chew and speak properly by replacing missing teeth.

Maintained Facial Shape

Prevents facial sagging that can occur with tooth loss, supporting your facial structure.

Proper Distribution of Bite Forces

Evenly distributes the forces in your bite by replacing missing teeth, preventing wear and damage to remaining teeth.

Prevention of Teeth Shifting

Fills the gap left by missing teeth, preventing the remaining teeth from shifting into the empty spaces.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The process for getting a dental bridge typically requires two to three visits to the dentist over a few weeks. The first visit involves preparing the anchoring teeth and taking impressions for the bridge. The custom bridge is then manufactured in a dental lab, which can take a couple of weeks. Once ready, the bridge is fitted, adjusted, and cemented into place during a subsequent visit.

With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last 5 to 15 years, or even longer. The longevity of a bridge depends on the health of the supporting teeth and gums, as well as adherence to good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups.

Yes, after a brief adjustment period, you should be able to eat normally with a dental bridge. It’s advised to start with soft foods cut into small pieces and gradually return to your regular diet. However, it’s important to avoid very hard or sticky foods that could damage the bridge.

There might be a short adjustment period as you get used to the bridge, especially if it’s replacing front teeth. However, most people quickly adapt and see an improvement in their speech, particularly if the missing teeth were affecting their pronunciation.

Caring for a dental bridge involves regular brushing and flossing to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. It’s important to clean under and around the bridge and false tooth. Using a fluoride toothpaste and an antiseptic mouthwash can help maintain oral health. Additionally, regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for monitoring the bridge and the health of surrounding teeth.

Yes, alternatives to dental bridges include dental implants and partial dentures. Dental implants are a more permanent solution that replaces the tooth root and does not require altering adjacent teeth. Partial dentures are removable and can be a more cost-effective option. The best choice depends on various factors, including the health of adjacent teeth, jawbone density, and personal preference. Dr. Justin Tan can discuss these options with you to determine the best solution for your needs.

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Your Journey to a Complete Smile

The process begins with a consultation, where Dr. Tan will evaluate your oral health and discuss the best bridge option for you. Next, preparation of the anchoring teeth and impressions will be made to design your custom bridge. Once ready, your bridge will be fitted, adjusted, and cemented to ensure a comfortable, secure fit.

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    If you’re ready to bridge the gap in your smile, contact Village Dental Care today. Our team is eager to help you achieve a fuller, more confident smile with our custom dental bridge solutions.