A dental bridge can provide you a good option to close gaps for front or back teeth. This does involve using the one or two neighbouring teeth to act as a support teeth (called an anchor or abutment) which will hold the missing tooth (called a pontic) in place.
This can be a long term solution where the bridge is securely fixed to the neighbouring teeth and does not (and cannot) be removed once in place allowing you to chew and function confidently.
A bridge can also be used a part of a holistic smile makeover treatment plan.
Fortunately, modern dentistry can solve problems of missing teeth to restore your mouth back to function and enhanced appeal. We can use a huge array of treatment modalities to help you achieve the final beautiful smile that you want.
We can also redesign your mouth for a new enhanced and improved smile to suit you. Our technology and state-of-the-art advanced systems ensures that we create beautiful natural looking teeth. The final result is where nobody can tell where your missing tooth once was.
A dental bridge is where an artificial tooth (or teeth) is supported by two other natural teeth either side (sometimes more). The natural supporting teeth are called abutments. The artificial teeth are called pontics. A dental bridge literally bridges the gap created by any missing teeth.
There are various designs of dental bridges - some require minimal cutting of the two supporting natural abutment teeth whereas others require the supporting teeth to have full coverage artificial crowns on them. Bridges can also be supported by dental implants. The designs are often dependent upon the integrity of the supporting teeth and the number of missing teeth.
A dental bridge is one which not only has functional abilities, but also one that is aesthetically appealing and fits in naturally with the other dentition.
Our experienced ceramist will hand craft your bridge specific to your bite, gap, and appearance of your neighbouring teeth so the gap closure looks natural.
The length of the treatment is dependent upon the type of dental bridge design chosen. For example if you choose an implant-supported bridge, this can take longer to complete than a natural tooth supported bridge due to preparatory work required in surgically placing and healing of a dental implant.For the most part two appointments are needed: one to prepare the abutments, and the other to fit and bond the final bridge once it has been created in the laboratory.
The process starts with a FREE discovery consultation where we discuss your needs and requirements with a Computerised Photographic Assessment to help you understand the possibilities.
We are at this stage able to assist you with potential options available to you. Depending on your requirements we can customise and tailor-make individual treatments plans to suit your needs and budgets. You can opt for simple procedures to more complex involved treatments plans to produce your beautiful new smile. Our aim is answer your questions and provide you with the advantages and disadvantages.
We can also provide you with a computer-aided smile analysis and a hand crafted Trial Preview, to gives you the opportunity to see your smile before we even touch your teeth. We also use Bite Analysis technology to ensure a long lasting, comfortable and a healthy final result.