If you're missing one or more teeth, a dental bridge could fill the gap and restore the look and function of your smile.

At Swish Dental, we can fit a permanent dental bridge to replace a single tooth or several teeth in a row. The dentists in Everton Park and Mitchelton can design your custom restoration to blend in with the rest of your teeth for a natural appearance.

To find out if you're suitable for a dental bridge, get in touch today to book a consultation at your nearest Swish Dental clinic.

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What is a dental bridge made of?

What is a dental bridge made of?

A dental bridge may be made from porcelain or ceramic, or ceramic over a metal base for added strength. These materials are designed to be a close match to natural tooth enamel, as well as having comparable strength.

Will dental bridges look natural?

Will it look natural?

We use the latest technologies to match your dental bridge to your natural tooth shade as closely as possible. If you want to whiten your teeth, we recommend this is done first so that your bridge can be matched to your new tooth shade.

How long do dental bridges last?

How long does a bridge last?

When you take good care or your dental bridge and follow good oral hygiene, it could last between 5 and 10 years. We may recommend that you avoid certain foods to lower the risk of damaging your bridge.

What is the dental bridge procedure?

The dentists in Everton Park or Mitchelton will explain what the treatment involves during your consultation. We'll also tell you about the other tooth replacement options we offer, so you can make an informed decision.

If you choose a dental bridge, we'll take x-rays of your mouth to help us design your custom bridge. We'll also take photos of your teeth so we can match their shade as closely as possible.

Your fixed bridge will be supported by crowns fitted over the teeth on either side. After preparing these neighbouring teeth by reducing them in size, we'll take an impression of your mouth that will be used to design your custom crowns and bridge. These will be manufactured in a dental laboratory. We'll fit you with a temporary dental bridge and crowns to wear until your next appointment.

When your permanent dental bridge is ready, usually 1 to 2 weeks later, we'll schedule a final appointment to make any final adjustments and cement your crowns and bridge into place.

How can I look after my bridge?

Your permanent dental bridge should last 5-10 years with good care. Taking good care of your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing every day and following a healthy diet will help to prevent problems such as tooth decay and gum disease that can cause a dental bridge to fail.

While your temporary dental bridge is in place, we recommend that you avoid overly hard, crunchy or sticky foods, as these could cause it to become damaged or dislodged.

What are the risks?

Fitting a dental bridge is a non-invasive procedure, so there shouldn't be any risk of infection.

The teeth on either side may feel more sensitive after being prepared for crowns, but this should go away within a few days or weeks.

If you have any unexpected symptoms, you should make an appointment with our dentists.

What does a tooth bridge cost?

The cost of a dental bridge depends on how many teeth are being replaced and whether any other treatments or sedation options are needed.

We'll give you all the information you need about costs, payment options and what your insurance covers at your consultation.

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Costs for Dental Bridges in Brisbane

Item number Procedure Cost From
642 Bridge pontic direct - each $500
643 Bridge pontic indirect (practice made) $1,200
649 Retainer for bonded fixture indirect per tooth $290
656 Removal of existing bridge $131

Book a consultation in Brisbane

For more information about dental bridges in Everton Park or Mitchelton, arrange a consultation at your local Swish Dental clinic.

Call us in Everton Park on (07) 3355 1422 or Mitchelton on (07) 3354 3341. You can also book an appointment online.