Dental Bridge Southern Highlands & Moss Vale

Custom Dental Bridge - Natural & Comfortable Dental Solution

Welcome to Pain Free Dental Clinic!

Missing tooth got you feeling down? The team at Pain Free Dental Clinic in Moss Vale can provide you with a custom dental bridge!

What Is A Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a prosthesis used to bridge the gaps left by a missing tooth. Even a single missing tooth can cause changes to the way you eat, speak and smile.

When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth can shift positions or tilt, causing your bite shape to change over time.

Irregular bite shapes can make it harder to clean areas of the mouth, causing you to be more susceptible to tooth decay from bacteria build up.

The damages that can be caused by missing teeth is often accrued over time, leading to the need for dental bridges, dentures or implants.

What are the types of dental bridges?

There are three main types of dental bridges: 

1. Traditional Bridge

2. Cantilever Bridge

3. Resin-bonded bridges

The traditional bridge involves creating a crown or prosthesis on either side of the missing tooth space. It is typically made from ceramics or porcelain that has been fused with metal for added strength and durability.

Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge used, but it will require two stable and healthy teeth to act as the anchor that will stabilise the dental bridge. 

Your dentist will examine your teeth to determine whether a dental bridge will suit your teeth.

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Dental Bridges Procedure

What’s the process of getting dental bridges?

Your dentist will first check your oral health condition and your jawbone density to ensure the procedure can go smoothly. 

At your first appointment, we will first prepare the anchor teeth for treatment. This involves reshaping or removing a portion of the enamel to allow space for the bridge to sit comfortably on top.

An impression of your teeth will then be taken to be used to create a model of your mouth. 

A temporary bridge will be provided for you to allow your exposed teeth and gums to heal. 

Once your custom bridge has been made, your dentist will install it for you and adjust it if necessary.

Dental Bridge That Feels Natural & Comfortable

At Pain Free Dental Clinic, we always want what’s best for our patients. We are committed to providing a comfortable and relaxing clinic environment to help sooth any anxiety you may have. 

Our principal dentist, Dr Nikgoo, has dedicated his career to providing dental treatments that aims to minimise pain as much as possible.

Our range of state-of-the-art technology and equipment allows us to perform our treatments effectively and efficiently.

From dental fillings to root canal surgeries, or even teeth whiteningthe team at Pain Free Dental Clinic can do it all. For more information on our dental services, you can visit our blog or FAQ page.

Get in touch with our team today to book an appointment!

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Dental Bridges FAQS

How long does a dental bridge last?

Depending on the individual circumstances and how good your dental hygiene is, your bridge can last anywhere from five to 15(or even 20) years. As long as you take good care of your teeth, brush and floss regularly and come to visit your dentist at least once a year, then you can expect over 10 years of reliable use from your dental bridge.

How much should a dental bridge cost?

There is no set cost for having a dental bridge treatment as this depends on the extent of work required, the severity of your condition and the material of choice . Pain Free Dental Clinic can assure you that will get fair and competitive rates for the highest standards of treatment in our clinic.

With Pain Free Dental Clinic, we have a range of zero interest and flexible payment terms available. We accept Zip Pay MediPlan so you can have the treatment today and pay it off later over interest-free terms. This is based on your budget and you can choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments that you will be able to manage.

Is a dental bridge permanent?

Yes and no. Dental bridges are used to close gaps between teeth that you  have lost and will improve your smile, your bite and your overall dental health. It is a complex dental procedure which means it can only be carried out by a dentist – and they are permanent in the sense that they can only be taken out by a professional dentist as well.

This does not mean that these bridges will last forever. You will get over a decade of use from your bridge before it needs to be done again, as long as you carry out healthy oral health practices and visit your dentist regularly for checkups.

Is getting a dental bridge painful?

Modern dentistry has come a long way and you will experience almost no pain and minimal discomfort through this process. Your dental bridge treatment will be carried out under local anaesthetic so you will not feel a thing while it is being done. Also Nitrous oxide (happy gas)

and conscious sedation is available at our clinic.

After treatment, you MAY experience some mild discomfort. If there is any discomfort, It usually only takes a short period of time and   you are able to go back to your normal diet – and yes that includes steak!

What is the difference between a dental bridge and an implant?

These forms of dental treatment are both used to achieve the same goal, replacing a missing tooth  (or teeth). Implant placement is a surgical process that requires bone to be drilled. In comparison, a dental bridge needs preparation of the teeth adjacent to the gap (missing tooth).

Both treatments have their own indication and contra indications. Your dentist will advise which one is a better option for you.

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