Teeth can be lost due to irreversible gum disease, decay or trauma. Missing teeth are a cause of embarrassment and you may become hesitant to interact with people socially. The voids created in your dentition due to missing teeth may also affect your speech orientation and facial symmetry. The teeth surrounding the gap may become disoriented due to lack of support and extra space. Do not suffer in silence. Visit our friendly dentists at Conway House Dental Practice, who will help you find the best solution for you. One option is a dental bridge. Other options include dentures or implants.
The dental bridge is a false tooth or few, carefully created from a material called porcelain that fills the gap due to missing tooth and is supported by adjacent teeth or implants. It can be used if you have one or more missing teeth and is fixed in the mouth, and expertly-made bridges may the false tooth look like it is emerging from the gum. At Conway House Dental, our Implant Specialist can use his artistic eye and gum manipulation to ensure your bridge is as life-like as possible.
There are a few different types of bridges:
The material used for making dental bridges
The material used for making dental bridges can be categorised into two main types
Dental bridges vs. implants- which is better?
If you are in a dilemma whether you should choose dental implants or bridges, then here are a few points that you must keep in mind.
After we have agreed on a plan, you will attend an appointment to prepare for the bridge. This may or may not involve an adjustment to the shape of the supporting tooth, a mould or intraoral scan of your teeth and a colour match of your natural teeth to get a natural end result. If the tooth needs preparing, you will be provided with a topical anaesthetic cream and a local anaesthetic injection. You will be given a temporary version of your bridge while we wait for our skilled laboratory technician to make the bridge.
The second visit 2 weeks later involves removing the temporary bridge and fitting the long-term bridge, once you are fully satisfied and happy with the appearance.
Dental Bridges offer you a plethora of advantages.
These can be placed in a short duration, usually within 2-3 visits to the dentist. Dental Bridges for front teeth restore the aesthetic charm of your smile. They also help in complete restoration of the function of teeth, including chewing and biting.
In addition, they are durable and do not require periodic removal for cleaning or maintenance.
The longevity of a bridge depends on the way you care for it. It is possible to get decay on the tooth/teeth supporting the false tooth if you do not ensure optimum oral hygiene and a tooth-friendly diet. If well-looked after a bridge can last 10 years or more.
The cost of a bridge depends on its design and the materials used to make it. The investment is from £350 per tooth, but an accurate quotation can be provided at a consultation appointment.
At Conway House Dental Practice, we are a team of highly professional and skilled dentists, who offers you treatments of unsurpassable quality. We will also guide you towards the adoption of healthy oral practice and enable you to have robust and healthy teeth. If you have missing teeth, visit us and let our expert dentist find the perfect solution for you.