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Bridges

If you have a missing tooth and want to get an artificial replacement for it then bridges may be the right option for you. To assess your specific needs, we offer you a complimentary consultation to help you determine if bridges are a suitable option for you.

During the consultation we can answer any question that you may have regarding the treatment options and can highlight the advantages that a bridge may be able to provide you.

Once you are ready to proceed with treatment we take a digital impression of your teeth for a high level of accuracy, to be able to provide you with a comfortable and accurate fit, at no extra cost over traditional methods. Your bridge is then made in UK with high quality porcelain.

Soon after this you can come in for a fitting and can then proudly wear your personalized smile.

Why use it?

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Bridges can be used to:

  • Fill the space of missing teeth.
  • Maintain facial shape.
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability.
  • Restore your smile.
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.

The treatment process

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Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits.  While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown.  Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated.  In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.

At the second visit, you permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit.  Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge.  The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment.  Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.