Dental bridges keeping Geelong smiles brightJune 26, 2016
If you have a missing tooth – whether it was knocked out in a sporting match, a victim of a skateboarding accident or had to be removed for medical reasons – look no further than Wyatt Ryan Dental.
Having a missing tooth or teeth can cause problems including chewing difficulties. It can also make people feel self-conscious, especially if the gap is obvious every time they smile and talk. Well, our experienced team at Wyatt Ryan Dental wants people to feel comfortable about their smiles and confident in conversation. And we can help with our quality dental bridges in Geelong.
So what is a dental bridge? Put simply, it’s a permanent way to span or `bridge’ the gap created by a missing tooth or teeth. It’s a fixed, rigid structure comprising of crowns for the anchoring teeth on either side of the gap and a `false’ tooth that fills the gap created by the missing one.
While bridges and crowns can be made from a range of materials, porcelain and all-ceramic crowns and bridges are used where aesthetics are a priority. For a balance of strength and aesthetics, porcelain bonded to metal is a proven performer, with dentists placing the porcelain on the tooth’s visible surfaces. Crowns and bridges of gold alloy are the most long-lasting option for clients wanting bridges where function is the key rather than appearance.
At Wyatt Ryan Dental we’ve seen the great results that our quality dental bridges provide for clients. They get their `tooth’ back and their smile back. And we’re always pleased to have been able to help.
It’s important that you know all your options before deciding on dental treatment. Our experienced dentists, after carrying out an examination and X-rays, will be able to offer recommendations, making sure you’re fully informed about every step of the process including the best type of material to use for your bridge. You are our focus and we’re committed to tailoring the best dental solution to meet your needs.