What are dental bridges?
Dental bridges restore or replace missing, damaged and unsightly teeth by filling the gap with a prosthetic crown, supported by specially prepared teeth to either side, forming a bridge.
Why do we need dental bridges?
Most importantly, a dental bridge can vastly improve your appearance. A gap in your teeth not only looks unpleasant but can also cause undue pressure on the adjacent teeth and affect your ‘bite’, as well as allowing food to get caught in the gap to cause decay.
What are the alternatives to dental bridges?
Dental implants are our recommended solution for replacing missing or severely damaged teeth because they look, feel and function like real teeth, however, dental bridges are a cost-effective option for closing the gap and restoring full function to the teeth.
Our dental bridge process
Fitting dental bridges is a relatively quick, easy and painless process – here’s our 3-step procedure:
Step 1 Examination
The first step to your new replacement teeth is an examination where we’ll determine the best solution for you.
Step 2 Preparation
Your dentists will prepare your adjacent teeth for a dental bridge by reshaping them so that they can accommodate the crowns that anchor the replacement tooth.
We’ll then take a dental impression of the surrounding teeth and gums. A dental impression is a negative imprint of hard and soft tissues in the mouth from which a positive reproduction (model) can be formed.
We will send the ‘model’ to one of our acclaimed dental technicians who will manufacture the bridge to our exacting standards. If required, we can prepare a temporary dental bridge for you to use while the final one is being made.
Step 3 Placing the dental bridge
We’ll contact you when your dental bridge is ready to be fitted.
Firstly we will ensure that your dental bridge fits properly. Our state-of-the-art process for manufacturing ensures a perfect fit with little or no modification. Our dental surgeon will then bond the anchor crowns onto the prepared teeth on either side.
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Call 01242 655554 and speak to one of our patient coordinators to book your dental bridge appointment
Jennie – Patient Coordinator
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