Tooth loss is never a good moment in your life and aside from the fact that it can affect your beauty, it can also affect your oral health, so there is a very definite need to find a replacement to sort the problem out. Living in Maldon, you are blessed by the fact that Advance Dental of Chelmsford serves the town and are excellent to pump for information. One of the things they may well suggest is a dental bridge and this is a brilliant way to replace a lost tooth or teeth with. It has been an option for many decades now, though its efficiency has been greatly improved thanks to the dental implant and when the two combine, they make a fabulous team and will be in your mouth for many years. Bridges come with a disclaimer though, mainly that they are a bit difficult to clean, but your dentist can advise you about this and the need to be vigilant in order to maintain your oral health; then they can set you up with the tools to do the job. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.


Dental bridges have been around for decades now helping people get over the trauma of tooth loss and they work extremely well; if you care for your bridges and get over the tricky issue of cleaning them in the beginning, they will return the favours with a good 15 years of reliable service. The design of a dental bridge has changed with new technology and materials and this has only helped to make them more reliable. They come in two basic forms. You can have one made up once casts and x-rays have been taken of the problem area, and then it will be cemented into the mouth to the surrounding teeth. This has become the most popular option, especially since the introduction of the implant into the treatment, which has resulted in strengthening the bridge. The other option can be bonded and constructed inside the mouth using resins and wires. In all cases, the replacement crowns in the bridge need to be strong, so they would normally be made from porcelain-over-metal or gold. The treatment can be done in just a couple of weeks and once they are in, they will restore both health and style to the mouth again. For more information on the dental bridge, you can learn all you need to know from the Advance dental studio in Chelmsford because they serve the Billericay area. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.


When you have been hit by the tragedy of tooth loss, it is of the utmost importance that the damage is rectified as soon as possible otherwise; it can lead to further complications in your mouth. The face can lose its shape around the hole, you may start lisping when you speak, the other teeth in your mouth may move and the mouth is left vulnerable to infection from bacteria that can easily form around the hole. One method of doing this is to have a dental bridge fitted. These come in three different guises but the most popular of all, is a bridge that is used along with a mini-implant, as the implant will give a lot more strength to the fitting and prolong its life-span. First your teeth are prepared so that and imprint can be taken, from which the bridge will be made and if you choose/need the option, the mini implant will be located into you jaw. Then when it returns from the makers, it is cemented into place and located onto the implant. The finish will look fantastic in your mouth, but you need to be sure that you learn how to clean it properly as it can be difficult at first. If you require further information on dental bridges, then nip along and have a chat with the good people at the Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.


Tooth loss can be the result of numerous problems and situations including decay, gum disease, a sporting accident or general injury.

Once a tooth is lost it imperative that you have it replaced, as gapped teeth can cause a range of problems, including:

• Tooth drift, which may results in other gaps forming in the mouth and a misaligned bite.

• Speech and eating difficulties.

• Infection of the surrounding teeth and gums.

• Bone loss.

• Further tooth loss.

Not to mention the decline in self-confidence due to the damaged appearance of your smile.

However, there are numerous treatments for the replacement of missing teeth, with one of the most requested and best used being the dental bridge.

Different types of dental bridges

There are three types of dental bridges for patients from Chelmsford, which include:

1. Traditional bridge-This consists of two crowns, which are fixed to the healthy teeth opposing the tooth gap and a bridge of one or several teeth to fill in the missing tooth gap. A traditional bridge can be made from porcelain, ceramic and metal and can only be used if the teeth on either side of the tooth gap are healthy.

2. Cantilever bridge-The cantilever bridge is used when healthy teeth are only available on one side of the missing tooth gap. Crowns are used once again, but these will only be placed on the healthy side of the gap.

3. Maryland bridge-The Maryland bridge using metal bands instead of crowns to secure the missing teeth in place and is generally used on teeth that are missing at the front of the mouth, as these aren’t subject to the high pressures of the back teeth.

Once your bridge has been fitted into place it can last up to 15 years or more, as long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine, which may include special flossing devices to ensure that your teeth and bridge stay free of plaque and bacteria. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.


Bridges have long been used as a good and cheap way of replacing tooth loss- the reason being that they work very, very well. Maldon is a very eclectic and trendy town to live where everyone likes to look at their best at all times and that extends to the way they smile and how their teeth look. Having a tooth missing in a prominent place in the mouth can often ruin not only the smile and self confidence, but it can also lead to more health issues arising inside the mouth to the rest of the teeth that remain. A bridge is easy to fit and if you combine it with a mini-implant, it should last you for life. Which one you have depends where the tooth is lost in the mouth, but it generally involves some form of resin and wire if the new tooth is to be attached to a single tooth, or if among a line of teeth, a new one that is attached to two crowns that are cemented onto the teeth that remain. Bridges do present a problem when it comes to oral hygiene- they require vigilant cleaning techniques to ensure that food is removed from around the new fitting- your dentist will be able to advise you on such issues, but like anything else in life, once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature. They are available on the NHS, so again, ask your dentist before making your choice. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

Since dental bridges have come onto the market, they have become the more preferred choice to that of a partial denture. For a start, they are permanently fixed in the mouth, they last, with care, for a good 20 years and at around £300 for the treatment, not a bad price for a fixing that allows you the freedom your lost tooth allowed you. They do require a little more attention with cleaning- your dentist will be able to supply special brushes and show you how to look after your bridge. There are generally three main functioning types on the market, although it’s not down to which you prefer, it’s down to where in the mouth you have lost your tooth. If a bridge has only one tooth to bond to using wire and resin, you will require a cantilever bridge. A similar technique of wire and resin bonding is used to attach a Maryland bridge, bonded to two or more adjacent teeth. The most popular however is a fixed bridge; the new tooth is bonded between two crowns and cemented onto two adjacent teeth either side of the gap. Aside from the vanity appeal to replacing a tooth, there are health implications too. Teeth around a gap can move and become loose. Food can become lodged around the gap and gums, and bacteria can set in, leading to tooth decay, gum disease and hence, further loss. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

A dental bridge is a crown that uses healthy existing teeth to hold a false tooth in place, explains a Basildon dentist. Some patients cannot wear a denture when they lose a tooth, and a fixed false tooth will usually solve the problem. In some cases a dental implant isn’t possible because the jaw line is weak; in these cases a bridge is recommended. This is a device that is made by a technician who works from X-rays and digital photos taken by the dentist, a bridge is exactly that and it places the false tooth in the gap left by the loss of the rogue tooth. A dental bridge looks like three teeth joined together, but the clever part is that the two teeth either side of the false tooth are in fact hollow. Now, a hollow tooth won’t in itself be strong enough to hold a tooth and allow it to used as a natural one. The hollow part is just so the teeth can be fitted over the teeth on either side of the gap being filled. The teeth, although they are healthy ones, will be ground down and shaped in order to take the anchor teeth on top of them, much the same away a carpenter would make a joint to join two pieces of wood together. The bridge is fixed into position with a dental cement and once the sides are sealed and the cement sets, the teeth that make up the bridge can be used fully. Unlike dentures the bridge needs no special cleaning agent or method of cleaning, the patient will be able to treat the teeth of the bridge just like a normal natural tooth. Most dentists can carry out the whole procedure and it isn’t expensive or complicated, there is little discomfort and swelling as with other methods of replacing teeth. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

Missing teeth are very noticeable in the dental arc. They can really spoil the appearance of an otherwise healthy and attractive smile. There are many ways to replace a missing tooth such as dental implants and partial dentures or plates, but one of the most cosmetically pleasing is a dental bridge.

A dental bridge consists of fitting two crowns to the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth and using this to bond an artificial tooth, or pontic, to give the appearance that the tooth has been replaced. The pontic can be made of numerous materials but is usually porcelain and chosen to closely match the colour of the remaining teeth. If the teeth on either side of the gap are in particularly good condition, the dentist may opt to resin bond the pontic in place using strips rather than remove any healthy enamel unnecessarily. A cantilever bridge is when the missing tooth only has remaining teeth one side. In this case two or more dental crowns will be placed on that side to act as extra support for the artificial tooth.

Dental bridges not only restore the cosmetic appearance of the teeth but also prevent any further movement of the teeth that can happen when a tooth is missing. This can encourage the remaining teeth to move and rotate causing bite interruptions. These can be the cause of painful and irritating jaw conditions such as TMJ.

If you have suffered a missing tooth and are keen to restore the appearance of a healthy smile, make an appointment to see a Chelmsford dentist today and ask about your suitability for a dental bridge. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

A smile can be completely ruined by a missing tooth, no matter how nice the other teeth are, the missing tooth will immediately draw the attention of the eye. This can be a source of great anxiety for people with missing teeth who often seek to replace it with an artificial one from an Epping dentist. There are several options for replacing missing teeth ranging from permanent dental implants to more temporary and removable partial dentures. One other option for restoring the appearance of a smile is a dental bridge.

Missing teeth also need replacing for a number of dental health reasons. Once you have lost one tooth it increases your chances of losing more, especially if the tooth was lost to decay or gum disease in the first place. Vacant spaces in a dental arc are notorious breeding grounds for bacteria as the hollows in the soft gum tissue are very difficult to clean effectively. This increases the chances of further infection spreading around the mouth. Missing teeth also encourage movement of the teeth, which can rotate and lean into available space causing changes in bite and profile. This can cause irreversible damage to the facial tissue and be the cause of nasty jaw and muscular complaints.

Dental bridges solve all of these health problems as well as providing a cosmetic restoration to the smile. The bridge itself consists of an artificial tooth attached by dental crowns or resin bonded strips on either side of the missing tooth. This creates the impression of a full set of teeth without having to replace the whole tooth, root and all. Depending on the condition of the remaining teeth and how well the bridge is cared for it can last for up to twenty years before it will need replacing, and can carry out most of the functions of a real tooth. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.