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Missing multiple teeth can be not only unsightly but also quite painful. Dental bridges offer a solution in this case by filling the gaps left by missing teeth. In most cases it is necessary to fill the gap of a missing tooth because if left unaddressed, more complications may develop.

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What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are a fantastic way to replace one or multiple missing teeth. They require one or more supporting teeth, whether your natural teeth or dental implants, for the bridge to hang off the to permanently replace the missing tooth.

Dental bridges have been around for many decades. Prior to the evolution of dental implants, dental bridges were a go to option for replacement of missing teeth because it is so much more comfortable compared to a denture.

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Types of Dental Bridges


Traditional Bridges

Also known as a 3-unit Porcelain bridge or PFM bridge. This type uses 2 natural teeth or 2 dental implants as supports to replace the missing space in between. This is a great option if you are not suitable for a dental implant. This type of bridge is commonly used to replace a back tooth.


Cantilever Bridges

Uses 1 natural tooth or 1 dental implant as support to replace the missing space with a bridge. This option is great for replacing a small tooth, where there’s not enough space for an implant.


Maryland Bridge

A conservative variation to cantilever bridges, this is also a great for a small tooth in tight spaces. However, it is only suitable if the adjacent tooth is healthy and your bite is favourable.


Implant Bridge

Dental implants are used as supports rather than natural teeth. If all your teeth are terminal, the All on 4 concept is a replacement of all your upper or lower teeth with 4 implants. However, depending on suitability and other variables, more implants may be required.


Composite Bridge

Where the bridge is built with composite rather than porcelain or metal. Please consult your dentist to see if this is possible.

Dental Bridge Costs

Our fees start from $20 per week

The average cost of a dental composite bridge in Melbourne ranges between $800-$1,200. While a porcelain bridge could be anywhere between $3,000 – $6,000.

The cost of dental bridge depends on the type of bridge, the type of material used and the condition of the abutment teeth whether it needs extra work prior to doing the dental bridge. 

Schedule your Appointment with Us Today

If you’re missing a tooth or a number of teeth, we would be happy to discuss your options on how you can have it replaced with either a fixed or removable solution. There are many benefits in using a fixed prosthetics, and factors to consider as well before making any decision. Simply call us or complete the form below to organise an appointment with us!

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.


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Dental Bridge FAQs

What’s the difference between a bridge and an implant?

Prior to the evolution of modern dental implants, dental bridges were the go to option to replace single or multiple missing teeth, and they are still a brilliant option today. 

Dental bridges are quicker to execute and seem less invasive. From start to finish the process usually takes 2 visits over 2-3 weeks, whereas dental implants can take 3 months or sometimes even longer to complete. 

However, there is a trade off for the quicker result. When engaging the teeth next door as abutments, the fate of the dental bridge is determined by the health of your adjacent teeth. If the tooth fails, the bridge fails.

What’s the difference between a crown and a bridge?

A dental crown is a “cap” made of porcelain or any other material to cover the whole surface of the tooth. They are usually recommended if you have large fillings or tooth decay that is irreparable with composite fillings.

Dental bridges, on the other hand, are used when you have a tooth missing or lost. A false tooth, also known as a pontic, is attached to the real teeth on either side of the gap to replace the missing tooth.

Both dental crowns and bridges are usually made with porcelain or metal, or a mixture of both.

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