If you have missing teeth, gaps can be closed with a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a false tooth held in its place by abutment (support) teeth. The false tooth can be formed from different materials such as gold, however they are often made from porcelain that blends with the look of natural teeth.
Benefits of dental bridges
- Improves your smile
- Restores the ability to chew and speak properly
- Maintains the shape of your face
- Distributes force in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevents remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Our dental bridge method
Our bridge specialist in Croydon will at first conduct a thorough examination. After this, he will prepare the teeth according taking impressions of your teeth and a temporary bridge will be fitted until the definitive dental bridge is made. Our dentists will prepare the new bridge and then fit it by making proper adjustments for perfect fit and bite. The time needed for dental bridge is around two weeks.
If you are missing one or more teeth, ask your dentist about different replacement options. There are several benefits for dental bridges and you should consider these before taking any decision to undergo any procedure.
Number of dental appointments needed
You will require at least two visits to the bridge specialist in Croydon for the procedure. You may also have to see us beforehand if a tooth/teeth need to be removed before the preparation of your new bridge.
What else to expect when you undergo bridge treatment
After a tooth has been removed, the dentist will see what can be done to fill the gap. It is suggested that a temporary bridge be fitted for at least 3-6 months because that will help in the healing process, resulting in the final bridge having a better shape, fit and appearance.
The first dental visit involves preparing your support teeth by taking a series of impressions and matching shade. It usually requires 1-2 weeks for a bridge to be handcrafted. A temporary bridge will be fitted in the meantime.
How long do dental bridges last
With care, your dental bridge can last for 10-15 years.
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