Dental Bridges

A dental bridge

What Are Dental Bridges? 

Dental Bridges are fixtures that literally bridge the gaps created by single or multiple missing teeth. These bridges consist of multiple dental crowns and a pontic tooth or teeth (fake tooth or teeth) between the supporting teeth.

  • There are 2 types of Dental Bridges that we provide – traditional bridge and cantilever bridge.

  • Traditional bridge is the most common selection for restoring teeth with dental bridges. This type of bridge contains dental crowns that are fixed onto neighbouring teeth on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic (fake tooth) in between.

  • Cantilever bridge is used when there are only adjacent teeth on one side of the missing tooth/teeth. In this case, the false teeth are anchored to one or more adjacent teeth on the side with teeth.

When Are Dental Bridges Needed?

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    Dental Bridges are usually used if you’re missing one or more teeth as they span the space left by the missing teeth

    Over time, a lack of teeth can cause problems with your bite and can cause the deformation of the facial structure.

     

    Dental bridge placement

  • They help:

  • Restore your smile

  • Restore the ability to properly speak and chew

  • Allocate the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth

  • Maintain the shape of your face

  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

Woman sitting in a dental chair, looking in a hand mirror

What Is The Dental Bridge Procedure?

The Dental Bridge Procedure is quite similar to the Dental Crown Procedure. The tooth needs to be reduced in size by being filed before a bridge (as well as crown) can be made.

Our dental experts will take an impression to create the exact mould for the bridge. This impression will then be sent to our dental lab to make your dental bridge. A temporary bridge will be provided until the permanent bridge is created. After it is ready, the temporary bridge is taken out and the permanent one is cemented over your prepared tooth or teeth.

  • What About Dental Bridge After Care?

  • Keeping a good oral hygiene, having regular check-ups and professional cleaning is important to maintain the health of dental bridges.

  • How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

  • With proper care, dental bridges can last from 5 to 7 years, or even longer.

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East Finchley

91 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 8AG

Balham

143-145, Balham Hill, London, SW12 9DL

St Paul's Square - Birmingham

40 St Paul's Square, Birmingham B3 1FQ, UK

Call us: 020 3322 3218

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IT IS SAFE TO VISIT US!

Updated: 21st of January

Dear patients,

Everyone of us has had to give up something due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. Even such little things such as getting a haircut, lifting weights at the gym and other beauty and self-care activities are currently unavailable understandably. However, this is not the case for medical appointments.

According to the latest government guidelines, medical appointments – including visits to dental practices - are one of the few reasons you can leave your house, so we are encouraging everyone in need of dental treatment to book an appointment with us and not let your dental health suffer.

HOW IT WORKS? 

• Upon booking an appointment with us, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from our team.
• You can then use this e-mail confirmation of your appointment as proof of why you are outside, if needed.

HOW IS IT SAFE? 

• Our staff are equipped with additional PPE gear, to ensure as safe treatment procedures as possible.
• We have longer gaps between appointments to thoroughly clean and disinfect surgeries.
• We do a Covid-19 screening of each visiting patient before their appointment.
• Our waiting area is closed to ensure social distancing measures.
• Patients are asked to come only a few minutes prior to their appointment.
• We only let patients in the clinic as the appointment is about to begin.

We look forward to welcoming you to our clinics,
Stay safe and healthy.