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Dental Bridges Adelaide

Do you have a gap between your teeth or a missing tooth that’s had a real effect on your mouth or your smile? Bridges may be the answer for you if you’re looking at a solution for both the look and the functionality of your teeth overall.

When do you need a bridge?

If you have gaps leftover from missing teeth in the mouth, the remaining teeth may rotate or shift to fill the empty spaces. This can create a number of problems including the creation of a bad bite. Once there is an imbalance in the structure and formation of the teeth, there can be secondary problems such as gum disease or jaw disorders. It’s better to catch any issues as early as possible to avoid the situation worsening.

What is a bridge?

A bridge is a dental device that is usually made up of at least two crowns. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are cemented onto the natural teeth which are situated around the empty space left by the missing teeth. This means that you do not need to remove and clean the bridge, it is a permanent and fixed solution.

What material are bridges made from?

Your dentist will be able to talk through the many options available to you however the biggest consideration will be the location of where the bridge will sit within your mouth. If it’s clearly visible then you may want something subtle and natural looking, however bridges at the back of the mouth can be more functional and less aesthetic.

Bridges are generally made from porcelain or ceramic composites and they can be matched to the colour of your teeth.

What are the advantages of having bridges?

Many people feel incredibly self conscious about their missing teeth and dislike having gaps in their mouth that people can see whenever they laugh or smile. A bridge can help to fix this and allow people to chat openly and smile widely. In addition, bridges can prevent movement of teeth around empty spaces left by missing teeth which may help to avoid secondary issues such as jaw disorders and gum disease.

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