People can lose teeth for a variety of reasons, it could be due to an accident or injury, tooth decay, or tooth extraction, and whatever the reason we offer dental bridge treatment for a missing tooth. Depending on where the missing tooth is in the mouth, many people leave the gap, especially of it is a back tooth that isn’t easy to spot. Leaving a gap in the mouth can lead to other issues, which can cause issues with the other teeth in your mouth, your oral health and your bite function. A gap where a tooth has been removed is an easy place for bits of food to gather and can be difficult to reach during brushing. Food can accumulate and cause bacteria to form leading to tarter and plaque build up in the gap, but also around the nearest teeth. Another issue is that the teeth on either side of the gap can start to move out of position and into the gap, which could lead to needing orthodontic treatment, which can be costly, and time consuming. A bridge consists of two crowns and a false tooth. The crowns sit on the teeth either side of the gap holding the false tooth securely over the gap. The tooth and crowns will be made to blend on with the rest of your teeth and will stop your natural teeth moving, improve your bite function and your oral hygiene. This can be done quickly and effectively after taking an impression of your teeth. Your smile will look as good as new and you don’t have to worry about any issues associated with a gap in the mouth. Other options for missing teeth are dentures and dental implants, but these tend to be used when there is more than one missing tooth. For more help and information about our missing tooth treatments and the best option for you, contact the team today at Advance Dental Clinic.
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Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth and they are an affordable, long-term option for patients who have lost one or more teeth. Bridges are usually used to replace a single tooth and there are various types available. Most commonly, a traditional fixed bridge is used; these bridges are made from a false tooth, which is fused to a crown on either side. Cantilever bridges may be used when there are only healthy teeth on one side of the gap and a Maryland bridge, which is also known as a resin-bonded bridge, may be recommended if a front tooth is missing. Bridges can be made from ceramics or metals and we often find that ceramic bridges, which are usually made from porcelain, are a popular option. Porcelain blends in with the natural colour of the teeth and create s a very natural and subtle aesthetic. Bridges are not a permanent solution, but they do last a long time; most people find that their bridge lasts at least 10-15 years. Bridges are easy to maintain and care for and they are custom-made, so they should fit perfectly. Once the bridge is in place, you simply care for it like your other teeth and we will check it every time you have a routine check-up. If you have a missing tooth and you’re looking for a quick and simple long-term solution, a bridge may be the perfect choice; bridges don’t last as long as implants, but treatment is much quicker and less expensive. Bridges are also easier to maintain than dentures and they offer an excellent option for patients who have one or a small number of missing teeth.
The teeth are strong and sturdy, but occasionally they need running repairs. If your tooth is infected, broken or damaged as a result of oral disease, an accident or a sports injury, we can provide restorative treatment to strengthen and protect the tooth and enable you to enjoy eating and chatting without any pain. Our crowns are made from the highest quality materials and we are able to offer same-day treatment using Cerec as well as crowns crafted by skilled dental technicians. Crowns are sometimes referred to as caps because they sit over the top of the tooth and they are usually recommended when a tooth is infected, the cavity is too large for a filling, the tooth has been weakened by decay or the tooth is broken as a result of trauma or an injury. Crowns are also commonly fitted following root canal treatment and dental implant treatment. Each crown is custom-made to make sure that it fits over the top of the natural tooth and the tooth is prepared in advance of the placement of the crown; this involves removing the decayed or damaged tissue and shaping the tooth. With a crown in place, the tooth will be stronger and more resistant to damage in the future and there will be a reduced risk of any infections spreading through the tooth to the root canals. Our crowns and durable and robust and they should last for around 10 years if they are cared for well; although the material used to make the crown cannot decay, it is possible for the tooth tissue where the crown joints the natural tooth to decay, so good oral hygiene is essential. We can use a variety of different materials to create crowns, including ceramics, which produce beautiful, natural aesthetics.
If you have a weak, damaged or broken tooth, you may be advised to have a crown. Crowns are restorations, which are placed over the natural teeth to make the tooth stronger and prevent further injury. We use the finest quality materials, including porcelain, to produce natural looking aesthetics and ensure longevity and durability. Sometimes, crowns are known as caps because they sit over the top of the tooth. We usually recommend restorative treatment using crowns when there is a large cavity in the tooth, the tooth has been infected or injured or there is a risk of the tooth breaking. Crowns can have aesthetic benefits, but their main purpose is to increase the strength of the tooth; treatment also helps to stem the spread of infection. We can also fit crowns following dental implants treatment in cases where a patient has a single missing tooth and we regularly fit crowns after root canal treatment. Crowns are designed to replace the visible part of the tooth, once the implant has been placed inside the jaw to replace the tooth root. Once the crown is in place, it is impossible to distinguish between the new tooth and the natural teeth. As we have Cerec technology at the practice, we are able to create and fit new crowns on the same-day, so you don’t have to put up with temporary crowns, endure the process of having a putty mould of your teeth made or wait 2 weeks to get your new crown. You simply come into the practice, we take some photographs and Cerec converts these into precise models and then sends them to the milling machine. The process of making the new crowns takes minutes and we can then fit your crown and you can leave with a beautiful, healthy new tooth.
The Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford is a place you can go to for advice whenever you have a problem arise in your mouth, especially if you have gone through the tragedy of tooth-loss; help and comfort here is just the premium you need to get over it, as well as choosing a method to do so. Try looking into a dental bridge before making your choice because this is a very solid way of plugging up a hole left by a missing tooth; this has been made even more reliable since it has been used alongside a mini-implant. The two together will give reliability to your mouth in a way that you never thought possible and once the bridge is in, it will restore the confidence to your smile and put back the balance of your health again to your mouth. You will need to learn how to clean a bridge properly but once you have got the hang of it and you learn to look after it, this fitting will last you for many years in the future. The treatment is fairly quick to do and you will be up and running again in just a few weeks- the results will be rewarding and will re-address the balance again to your smile and to your oral health once more. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
Like any dental procedure that has been around for decades, it always seems that the worst stories about treatments tend to linger around longer more than the good ones. Getting fitted with a dental implant or two can also suffer this fate; after all having a small titanium rod screwed through the gums and into the jawbone does come across as a tad gruesome. History also sheds painful light on the treatment because implants used to be fitted by using scalpels and drills, followed by stitching and months of healing- how times of changed though because having an implant put in today is no harder than having a filling; the reason for all of this is digital x-raying, computer based placement, and keyhole laser surgery. Lasers cause very little to the gum tissue which makes for fast healing and a full dental implant can be in within an hour. Of course, having one in the mouth is extremely robust, in for life and whatever fitting is attached to it will be secured very firmly indeed. If you would like to know more about this treatment in Maldon, then get in touch with the Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford for the know all about such operations as this and seeing as they serve the area, they are in a good position to offer the best advice around. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.