Ceramic Bridges are a fantastic alternative to dentures. This is a lab made ceramic tooth replacement option that is made from the same material as Crowns and Veneers. Your bridge connects 2 teeth with a pontic “hover” tooth. It is cemented in place so unlike dentures, you will not need to remove and clean your bridge daily. In fact, you will maintain it as per any of your original teeth. Your dentist will be able to discuss your options with you over a consultation.
Your first visit will be a consultation during which your dentist will discuss your oral health needs. During this appointment the dentist will assess the suitability of your case for tooth replacement and which treatment might be most appropriate to your condition.
Ceramic restorations do not change colour and as such, you may wish to get teeth whitening prior to commencing this treatment. Your Ceramic Restoration will be colour matched to your adjacent teeth so choosing a colour is an important stage of the process. Teeth whitening involves 3 cycles of a locally produced Carbamide Peroxide gel to your teeth which is activated using a high intensity light. See more on Teeth Whitening here.
This visit is when your dentist will trim your 2 teeth on either side of the missing tooth/teeth to the required shape for the restoration to be cemented on top. Depending on your case, we may take an initial impression so that we can prepare a temporary restoration to wear while the bridge is being manufactured. Following this, your teeth will be prepared and trimmed and then a final impression is taken and sent to the lab. A colour will be chosen for the purposes of designing an aesthetically accurate restoration which is almost undetectable to the eye.
Your Bridge is fitted to check for any adjustment that may be required. Depending on the type of adjustment required, your restoration may be either adjusted in chair or be sent back to the lab to be remade from scratch to ensure the highest quality is achieved. In most cases, the restoration is a perfect fit and can be cemented in immediately. You are now the proud owner of a beautiful new tooth.
For ceramic restorations and any other dental treatment, we offer access to several payment plans. These plans are no-interest payment solutions, which will span over an extended period of time allowing you to pay fortnightly for your treatment. They have a $39 set up fee, and take minutes to get underway. If you have any questions or concerns, please call one of our friendly staff members on (03) 9729 0868.