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A dental bridge usually refers to a small row of false teeth which is used to replace an area of your mouth with multiple problem teeth. A bridge is a fixed replacement which can be made from a range of materials, and they are designed to appear to be “real teeth”.

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Dr Alistair Graham | Mona Vale Dental

Dr Alistair Graham is one of the few dentists who can fix most of your dental problems, since he’s qualified to provide both surgical and restorative treatments. He completed his Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) at Sydney University. He also studied in the UK, Australia and Switzerland to delve further into this field.

Dr Graham is widely recognised for his extensive experience in all stages of dental treatments (planning, surgical and restorative) including Digital Smile Design. As a result, we can give you clarity about the entire treatment plan, putting you in control of the outcome. This gives you peace of mind that your treatment is being completed in one place, with someone who understands the big picture.

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What are Bridges?

Bridges are essentially fixed replacements for missing teeth, especially 2 or 3 teeth which are next to one another.

A dental bridge can be made from several different materials, including porcelain (bonded to metal alloys), regular porcelain, and metal alloys containing metals such as titanium, aluminium, vanadium, and cobalt chromium.

You can also get temporary bridges for unsightly teeth, and these are usually made from acrylic/plastic. Some permanent bridges can be made from non-metallic materials too, although this is less common.

Do I need a Bridge?

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If a section of your mouth suffers from unsightly dental problems, then you may want to consider a bridge in order to mask the problem.

In addition to their cosmetic purposes, bridges also act as artificial teeth, enabling you to chew and perform other oral activities with ease. If a few of your adjacent teeth have problems, then a bridge may be the perfect solution.


How does getting a bridge work?

1. Your dentist makes a master impression of your teeth, sending it away to a bridge manufacturer.


2. If deemed necessary, a temporary bridge will be placed in your mouth. This will help to protect your vulnerable teeth before a permanent bridge is installed.


3. After receiving back your bridges from the manufacturer, your dentist will carefully assess the bridges, ensuring that they are a good fit for your mouth.


4. The dentist will cement and bond the bridgework in your mouth, giving you a brand new smile!


If you feel you have tooth decay and require fillings, you need to consult a dentist you can trust.
For more information, please give Mona Vale Dental a call today on (02) 9997 1100.

Tooth Fillings FAQ’s

Are fillings painful?2019-02-01T16:14:39+10:00

Normally, your tooth will be sensitive to heat and cold for about 2 days after the filling. Some people don’t notice any pain, and for those that do the pain is normally very mild. You should feel no pain and be back to normal in three days.

How Long Do Fillings Last?2019-02-01T16:12:39+10:00

With regular care and maintenance, a typical filling will last 5-10 years before it needs to be replaced.

What Are Fillings Made From?2019-02-01T16:11:54+10:00

Fillings come in a wide variety of material: amalgam silver & tooth-colored composites, are most common.

If you have any other questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to help you.

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Success Stories

Mona Vale Dental was recommended to me by my daughter who spoke very highly of Dr Graham and his team. The treatment and care I received has restored my faith in dentists again.
  • Penelope Hitchens

I was very impressed with the high level of care Alistair and his team give to his patients. All the staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly. Mona Vale dental is beautiful practice with the most up to date facilities, and latest technology.
  • Francesco Fronzoni

Alistair, Kristen, Lisa and the crew at Mona Vale Dental are fabulous. My children, husband and I all go there. Mona Vale Dental are happy, family-friendly, reliable and great at what they do. The new fit-out is also very stylish. It all makes for a very positive dental experience.
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