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Dental Bridges

Are you having missing teeth? Is it affecting the way you smile and your self-confidence? Do you know that gaps between teeth can be closed using dental bridges? You heard that right! It is possible to close any gaps caused by missing teeth using a dental bridge.

But what is a dental bridge? This is artificial teeth held in position by abutment (support) teeth. Although dental bridges can be made from several materials like gold, they are often produced from porcelain that matches the natural tooth colour. This means that you can have your dental bridge made in any colour of your choice to fit your lifestyle.

What are the perks of dental bridges?

There are several benefits of dental bridges as it relates to the correction of malocclusion. They include:

  • Smile improvement
  • Restoration of chewing ability and speech
  • It maintains the shape of your face
  • Replacement of missing teeth which allows the force of biting to be evenly spread
  • It prevents the remaining teeth from moving out of place
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What is the procedure for a dental bridge?

The first thing we do at our practice is to perform an extensive examination to know the condition of your teeth. Next, our dentist will prep your teeth the way it should be. Impressions of your teeth will be taken, and a non-permanent bridge will be attached to the teeth in the interim until the permanent bridge has been produced.

When the dental bridge has been crafted, our dentist will prepare it, install and make all the necessary adjustments to ensure it is properly fitted and your bite is correct. The dental bridge takes about 2 weeks to complete.

Should you have one or more teeth missing, consult your dentist to know what options for a replacement you can have. Like we mentioned before, dental bridges offer a plethora of benefits which you should consider. Find out from your dentist the side effects, benefits, and all that’s involved in any tooth restoration procedure you want to undertake before making a choice.

How many dental visits does it take for a dental bridge to be done?

A minimum of 2 dental visits to the dentist will be required for you to have your dental bridge. We also advise you to consult our dentist prior to having the bridge, especially when there is a need to take out a tooth or teeth. At Fulham Dental Centre, we provide all-round dental support for all patients, both new and existing.

What other expectations should you have when you go through bridge treatment?

When a tooth has been taken out, the dentist will consider options to fill the gap created. There are suggestions that a non-permanent bridge be installed for a minimum of 3 to 6 months since it will assist the healing process to be faster. Another benefit of using the temporary bridge is that it will help give the permanent bridge an improved shape, appearance, and fit.

During your initial dental visit, your support teeth will be prepared by taking a series of impressions and matching shade.

It typically takes 1 to 2 weeks to have a dental bridge designed. But in the interim, a temporary bridge will be installed.

What is the lifespan of a dental bridge?

Should you give your dental bridge the right care, it will last between 10 to 15 years.

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For gap closure caused by missing teeth, the dental bridge is a great option. The procedure, just like dental crowns requires at least 2 dental visits.

A thorough examination of your teeth condition is done before the dentist begins the dental bridge procedure. Handcrafting a dental bridge usually takes 1 to 2 weeks.

Need more dental advice?

Should you be interested in having a dental bridge for your teeth problem, kindly contact any of our qualified dentists at Fulham Dental Centre.

At our practice, we perform dental bridge, and other teeth restoration works to help people regain their lost smile and confidence.

With a team of dedicated dentists with years of experience and friendly support staff, we deliver top-class dental treatment for all kinds of malocclusion. You can reach us via phone call on 0207 385 6532. It is our pleasure to improve your smile.

Contact Fulham Dental Centre today on info@fulhamdentalcentre.co.uk or 0207 385 6532 book an appointment with us to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile.

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