► Type of Treatment: To the cover over the entire Tooth and Bridge across to replace missing tooth
► Used for: Missing teeth
► Estimated cost: from $ 5,575 for a three-unit bridge (two crowns, one pontic)
► Products used: Emax Porcelain from Ivoclar Vivadent, Zirconia Milled, Porcelain Fused to Gold, Gold
Porcelain Fused to Metal: Gold Alloy contains: Au 51.5%, Pd 38.5%, In 8.5%, Ga 1.5%, Re <1.0%
Gold Crown: Gold Alloy contains: Au 68.3%, Pt 2.9%, Pd 3.6%, Ag 10.0%, Cu 13.8%, Zn 1.1%, In <1.0%, Ir <1.0%
Post-cores: Gold Alloy contains: Au 40.0%, Pd 4.0%, Ag 47%, Cu 7.5%, Zn 1.0%, In <1.0%, Ir <1.0%
► Products made: In Australia in our Laboratory
► Treatment required: Local Anaesthetic, Drilling, Impressions, Temporary Bridge, Bonding, Insertion of Final Bridge
► Number of Appointments: Three
► Typical Treatment Plan includes:
Visit One: Consultation
Visit Two: Bridge Preparation Appointment
Visit Three: Bridge Insertion Appointment
► Treatment time: 2-3 weeks
► Followup required: Regular Check-ups, bite adjustment, Cleaning of teeth and gums six monthly
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Bridgework requires the adjacent teeth beside a missing tooth to be used for support of the replacement tooth. This means two crowns of the adjacent teeth and another crown joined between the other crowns if only one tooth is missing.
Careful assessment is necessary and we use combinations of Porcelain with metal or Zirconia Framework technology as there are few situations where pure porcelain technology displays sufficient strength for a long-term prognosis. New technology using milled zirconia is now possible to both structurally and cosmetically create a bridge.
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