Dental Crowns and Bridges
Whether you have a missing or broken tooth, you may feel too self-conscious to smile. At Preston Dental Group, we can help you smile brighter and enjoy restored self-confidence with dental crowns and bridges. Our custom-crafted crowns and bridges have the appearance of natural teeth.
A dental bridge is utilised to replace missing teeth or ones that have been removed due to disease. A bridge is comprised of two crowns on either side of the missing tooth connected to an artificial tooth called a pontic in the middle.
These three “teeth” form the “bridge” that is matched to the colour of your teeth and then bonded into place to provide a permanent solution.
The bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these material.
The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.
Your dentist will examine your mouth and the areas around the missing tooth to determine whether a dental bridge is appropriate for your situation.
If you are an ideal candidate, we will prep the teeth, which are on either side of the missing tooth (the one that will provide the anchors for the bridge), for crowns.
We will take an impression so that the bridge will fit precisely into the space and blend flawlessly with your existing teeth.
Before you leave, your dentist will insert a temporary bridge to protect the area until the permanent bridge is ready.
When you return for your next and final visit, your dentist will bond the permanent bridge into place.
If you practice scrupulous oral hygiene and visit us twice a year for dental check-ups, your new bridge should last for many years.