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.

 

 

At Advance Dental  Clinic we offer a range of modern, aesthetically-pleasing restorative solutions for missing and damaged teeth, including crowns, veneers, dental bridges, dentures and dental implants. Dental bridges can be used alone or attached to a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. The most common version, the traditional fixed bridge, is made from a false tooth, which is anchored in position by the neighbouring teeth. Bridges are a cost-effective solution and the treatment process is quick and simple. If you care for your bridge well, it should last for between 10 and 15 years. Dental implants are a long-term solution and they provide excellent aesthetics and functionality for patients who have a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. Implants are compatible with many different types of restoration, including bridges, crowns and dentures, so they are the most versatile tooth replacement option. Implants are more expensive, but they are designed to last a lifetime, so they may work out less expensive in the long-term. Implants look like natural teeth and you care for them in the same way. This means that once treatment is complete, you don’t need to worry about handling cleaning solutions or taking extra measures to keep your implants in check; simply stick to your normal daily oral hygiene routine and enjoy your amazing new smile. To discuss tooth replacement treatments and determine which option is best for you, why not call us today and arrange a consultation with one of our friendly dentists?