Bridges are the traditional way to replace missing teeth when implants are not an option and the neighbouring teeth would benefit from protection by crowns.
What you need to know about Bridges
How is a bridge made?
Teeth either side of the missing tooth are prepared as crowns which will support the missing tooth. We will decrease the dimensions of the current fillings in the neighbouring teeth to make space for the new crowns/bridge unit Impressions are taken and models are made for a bridge framework to be cast or milled from zirconia or metal, then layered with porcelain. Sometimes the filling in the teeth to be crowned is entirely extracted to check for decay and to rebuild the tooth for increased strength. We fit a temporary bridge to cover your teeth until the permanent bridge has been made by a dental technician. The procedure requires 2 appointments, about 2 weeks apart.
How is a bridge fitted?
The temporary bridge is removed and we then check the fit and appearance of the permanent bridge before bonding it in place. The permanent bridge is cemented with a solid resin adhesive.
All Smiles Stories
The team at All Smiles Dental are fantastic! I went to another clinic for my toothache and they were terrible. Luckily i found Dr Krystal Tarak who took time to explain what was needed for my teeth. Despite my fear of dentist, it was a pleasant experience and i look forward to going back. Awesome service. Highly recommend!
So glad I got my invisalign braces done with All Smiles! The girls made me feel welcome and at ease straight away. Whenever I had a small part that needed to be fixed or amended they were quick to accommodate me. Super happy with the results and how my teeth look. Thank you ladies for making me feel confident with my smile and making the dentist much more enjoyable!
Amazing experience with Dr Krystal and the team at All Smiles! Friendly and knowledgeable. We loved the way we were given all the information plainly and explained thoroughly. We were offered options, and given honest educated advice. This clinic really is passionate about their work and CARES for their patients. Our previous experience with dentists in NZ was not great, but All Smiles has not only restored our faith in dentists – but made our experience very pleasant and enjoyable. THANK YOU!!
More Restorative Dental Services
General & Cosmetic Dentistry
We offer an array of dental treatment, from everyday hygiene and upkeep to more complex surgical, cosmetic, orthodontic and reconstructive types of treatments.
Componeer’s are specially manufactured, very thin composite shells (veneers),that can be fixed to the front of the anterior teeth with a permanent bonding system.
Crowns are tooth-shaped caps which fit over your teeth. Crowns can be utilised over teeth with large fillings or on teeth that have been root-filled to help reinforce the tooth and avoid fracture.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth ‘root’ (often made of medical-grade titanium) that is put into the jaw bone to support an artificial tooth (usually a porcelain crown).
Dentures or false teeth are designed to replace missing teeth (from just one tooth to a whole arch) and are held by gum tissue.
Fillings and Amalgam Removal
All Smiles Dental is an amalgam-free clinic and we use a variety of tooth-coloured filling materials.
All Smiles Dental
395 Dominion Road
Phone 0800 255 764
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|Tuesday||9:00AM – 8:00PM|
|Wednesday||8:00AM – 4:00PM|
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