Dental Bridges are a reliable and effective solution to any gaps, restoring function and aesthetics by replacing the gap with a false tooth using the aid of the tooth/teeth next to it. Dental Bridges prevent your teeth surrounding the gap from drifting out of position, preventing the need for dentures and restoring your smile.
To learn more about Dental Bridges and if this is the treatment for you, get in touch with us today.
Why Choose a Dental Bridge?
Dental Bridges are a secure alternative to dentures, as they are fixed in place using crowns. As a more affordable solution to implants, Dental Bridges are a natural-looking option that can not only help to restore an incomplete smile, but also offer a host of other benefits for people.
These benefits include:
Improving how you eat and speak
Enhancing facial contours
Distributing the forces in your bite correctly
Preventing remaining teeth from moving out of position
Dental Bridges Procedure
When you visit one of our surgeries, we will first carry out an assessment to check if the teeth supporting the Bridge are healthy and there are no underlying signs of damage.
We will then need to remove a layer of enamel from the supporting teeth, so there is enough room for the crowns, and take a scan of the prepared teeth so that we can send measurements to the dental laboratory where the bridges are made.
While the bridges are being made, we will provide a temporary bridge to protect the teeth so that they are not left exposed. When the custom-made bridge is ready, we will check and adjust it to ensure it fits perfectly, before cementing it into place with strong dental cement.
Types of Dental Bridges
At ConfiDental Clinic, one of our dedicated Dental Surgeons will discuss the three main designs of Dental Bridges available, and advise you on which type will best suit your needs.
Resin Bonded Bridges or Maryland Bridges
Resin Bonded Bridges or Maryland Bridges are the most conservative Dental Bridges to the teeth, as they involve little preparation to the supporting teeth. They have metal ‘wings’ on either side of the false tooth which are cemented on the back surface of the supporting teeth. The artificial tooth’s shade and shape is matched to your surrounding teeth, enabling it to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
Fixed Bridges involve preparing the supporting teeth either side for crowns. The artificial tooth replacing the gap is then fixed between both crowns. Fixed bridges are ideal if you wish to improve the aesthetics of your teeth or existing crown either side of the gap.
Dental Bridges vs Implants
Aside from Dental Bridges, Dental implants are also an effective solution to the gaps in your smile. A Dental Implant is a screw made from titanium which is precisely positioned and placed in the bone, acting as an artificial tooth root. Implants are used to support individual false teeth, or they can work in conjunction with Dental Bridges. At ConfiDental Clinic, our dentists will discuss which options are best suited for your teeth, so that you can feel confident and comfortable with your smile.
Before and after dental bridges
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At ConfiDental Clinic, our patients are our top priority. We understand the difference a natural, healthy smile can make to your everyday life, which is why we always go the extra mile. Our friendly teams of dentists are well versed in Dental Bridges, with plenty of experience under their belts.
To learn more about Dental Bridges and if this is the treatment for you, get in touch with us today. If you are searching for a local and reliable dentist in the area, then book online at one of our four locations for a quality dental service.
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Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ
What are dental bridges?
Dental Bridges essentially bridge a gap in your mouth, replacing a missing tooth with a false tooth which is bonded to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. Dental Bridges are a permanent solution for missing teeth without the need for surgery, and can be used to prevent the need for dentures by placing a false tooth between two crowns and supporting the replacement tooth.
Can I get dental bridges at ConfiDental Clinic?
At ConfiDental Clinic, we have a whole host of treatments available, including Dental Bridges. To learn more about Dental Bridges and if this is the treatment for you, get in touch with us today.
What do dental bridges look like?
Usually made from porcelain fused to a metal or ceramic base, Dental Bridges are custom-made using scans of your teeth to ensure they will blend in perfectly with your smile and appear just like natural teeth. The porcelain is also shade-matched to your teeth, giving them an overall natural look.
Is a Dental Bridge Procedure Painful?
The procedure to put a Dental Bridge in your mouth is relatively easy and pain-free, and our dentists will do the utmost to ensure you feel minimal discomfort during the procedure. You may experience slight discomfort after the procedure, however this is normal as you adjust to the bridge, but do speak with our dentists if you experience any pain.
How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
As long as you maintain good dental hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly, the dental bridges can last over 10 years.
What are Dental Bridges Made of?
Dental bridges are usually made from porcelain to be then fused to a metal or ceramic base. The porcelain shade matches your teeth too! There are many types of bridges available, such as cantilever, maryland or implants if there are more than one tooth missing.
Are Dental Bridges Permanent?
Dental bridges are permanently fixed in place, so there is no need for removal.
Is a Bridge Better than an Implant?
Dental Bridges and Dental Implants equally have advantages and are both great solutions to gaps in your teeth. Dental Bridges are a very secure option, and are fixed in place using crowns, and tend to be a cheaper option in comparison to implants. At ConfiDental Clinic, one of our trusted dentists will discuss the available options and which is best suited to your unique smile.