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Why a Bridge is Beneficial for Your Missing Teeth

It’s possible to lose teeth at any age and we strongly recommend tooth replacement for all our patients. Losing a tooth can be distressing, but there are some amazing treatment options out there to restore your smile and your confidence. One popular solution is a dental bridge. This simple, effective treatment literally bridges the gap between two teeth and will enable you to speak, eat and smile without any worries at all.

About dental bridges

Dental bridges are a type of restoration used most commonly to replace a single missing tooth. There are different types of bridge available, but the most common is a traditional fixed bridge. This type of bridge is made from a prosthetic tooth fused to a new crown on either side. The bridge is placed in the gap and after treatment, you will be able to use the tooth in exactly the same way as a natural tooth.

Bridges can be created using various different materials and they are bespoke to ensure a perfect fit. We often recommend porcelain bridges, as the tooth blends in with the natural teeth for a seamless aesthetic. Provided they are well cared-for, bridges should last up to 15 years.

The benefits of bridges

Losing a tooth doesn’t just impact your confidence and the look of your smile. Gaps can also increase the risk of dental health issues, affect your ability to eat properly and cause the remaining teeth to shift out of position. If you lose more than one tooth, you may also find that your speech is affected and your facial appearance is altered, as the teeth provide support for the lips and cheeks.

Bridges are a simple and quick way of restoring the smile and they enable you to enjoy all the benefits of a healthy set of natural teeth.

If you have missing teeth and are looking for a straightforward solution, call us today!

Maldon dentists offer dental implants to restore brilliant smiles

It is vital that you replace a lost tooth for the ease of speaking eating and drinking that it will provide. Dental implants are a long term solution to this as they will restore the aesthetics of your mouth, allowing you to smile with confidence.

You may have lost a tooth because of a variety of reasons such as an accident or trauma. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a loss of teeth through decay and sometimes simply old age can bring tooth loss. Increasingly people are turning to dental implants instead of dentures or fixed bridges to restore lost teeth. Acting as a replacement for the root of your lost tooth, dental implants are made from titanium which is extremely durable. Ultimately these implants will fuse with the surrounding bone in a process known as osseointegration that will give the tooth a support which is stable.

Having assessed the area for debris or decay which may compromise the process, your dentist will take an xray or CT scan then make an incision in the jaw while you are under local anaesthetic. Into this incision the titanium implant will be installed and then the dentist will stitch the area back up, allowing you to undergo a process of healing during which you may have to wear a temporary replacement attached to the implant.

Dental implants offer a long –term solution to tooth loss and you can clean your replacement teeth just like you would a normal tooth. They are secure enough to last a lifetime providing you care for them as you do the rest of your mouth. Contact your Maldon dentist today and find out about a solution to tooth loss that is more practical than dentures and will allow you to smile, eat and drink with confidence and ease. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.