Replace the gap in your smile with a natural looking solution
Whatever the reason for your missing tooth, there’s no need to put up with the gap in your smile. Bridges are strong, durable and very effective, with improved aesthetics meaning they blend perfectly with your existing teeth and other people won’t be able to tell they are in place.
Why do I need a bridge?
It is important to replace one or more missing teeth for a number of reasons. The main one for most patients is to improve the appearance of their smile and boost confidence, but replacing teeth has other benefits too. A gap enables your remaining teeth to shift and move out of position, causing issues with alignment which may incur additional costs to rectify.
A bridge also improves the way you eat, providing vital support when you bite or chew. As it is fixed in your mouth and cannot be removed, it is seen as a more secure alternative to a partial denture.Book An Appointment
What does the treatment involve?
We begin by examining your teeth, making sure there are no signs of infection and the teeth that will be used as support are healthy and strong. We then prepare these abutment teeth for treatment by removing a layer of enamel.
We take digital impressions of your teeth so your bridge can be made to fit comfortably and precisely. We then fit you with a temporary bridge so your prepared teeth remain protected between appointments.
When your new bridge is ready, we invite you to the practice for your fitting appointment. We check the bridge to make sure it is a perfect fit, adjusting if necessary, before fixing it into place using strong dental cement.Start Your Treatment Today
Frequently asked questions:
To look after your bridge effectively, you will need to maintain an excellent oral hygiene routine at home, including brushing and flossing twice a day. It may help you to consider your bridge as one of your natural teeth and treat it in the same way. You should also make sure you pay attention to brushing where your bridge meets your gum. It is important that you see your dentist regularly for check up appointments so we can keep an eye on your bridge and surrounding teeth.
Dental bridges are made from tooth coloured porcelain or composite material, which give incredibly aesthetic results. For added stability and strength, porcelain bridges may use a metal base.
No, once it has been fitted in your mouth your bridge cannot be removed by anyone other than your dentist. This ensures it is a secure and stable restoration which won’t slip or move and allows you to eat and speak as normal.
Advances in dental materials and techniques mean bridges are now more aesthetic in look and feel than ever before. No one will be able to tell you have a bridge fitted unless you tell them!
If looked after correctly, including keeping your surrounding natural teeth healthy so they continue providing strong support, your bridge should last for ten years or longer.
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