Reasons to Replace a Missing Tooth

At Advance Dental Clinic in Essex we offer a range of treatments for missing teeth. Gaps in the teeth have implications for your oral health, as well as the way you feel when you smile and we recommend replacing lost teeth to ensure effective tooth function, improve the aesthetic of the smile and reduce the risk of dental health problems. One option for patients with missing teeth is a dental bridge.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a type of restoration and is normally used to replace one or two missing teeth. The most common type of bridge, a traditional fixed bridge, is made up of a false tooth supported by two crowns, one on each side. Bridges replace gaps left by lost teeth and enable you to eat properly and smile with confidence.

Dental bridges can be made from many different materials, including precious and non-precious metals, metal fused to ceramic and all-ceramic bridges. Most people choose to have ceramic bridges because they match the colour of the teeth and therefore look much more aesthetically pleasing.

How is a bridge fitted?

Fitting a bridge usually involves two sessions. During the first session, an impression of the mouth is created and then sent away to the laboratory. During the second session, the bridge is actually fitted. The procedure is relatively simple and we can use local anaesthetic if you would prefer. The bridge is placed in position and secured using strong adhesive.

Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge not only improves your confidence and the aesthetic of your smile, but also enables you to enjoy proper tooth function.

We can also offer dentures and dental implants for tooth replacement. Contact us today to find out how we could help you reap the benefits of restorative treatment.