Looking for Dental Bridges Leicester? Thurmaston Dental can help. Here at Thurmaston Dental, we provide many different missing tooth solutions such as dental bridges. A Dental Bridge connects the gap that has been created by missing teeth. Many people will experience tooth loss within their lifetime whether that is due to decay, a trauma or ageing. One solution to cover the area of the missing tooth is to get cosmetic dentistry solution such as a bridge and there are three different types of dental bridge available here at Thurmaston Dental.
A traditional dental bridge is when two crowns are created to cover the teeth on each side of your missing tooth and a replacement tooth is created for where your missing tooth is. It essentially looks like three teeth in a row. Having a traditional dental bridge is the most common type of tooth replacement; they can be made out of porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
A Cantilever Bridge is much like the Traditional Dental Bridge, however, a Cantilever Bridge is used when there is only one tooth on side of the missing tooth.
A resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland-bonded bridge is when a plastic tooth is attached to an artificial gum that hugs your existing gum where your missing tooth is, this is supported by metal framework hooks that attach to your existing teeth. The procedure for this type of bridge is quicker as there is no crown involved. The bridge is made to suit the space of your missing tooth and it should clip in nicely, however, over time you might notice that it will start to move around if your resin isn’t strong enough.
The procedure of getting a bridge is quite simple but varies depending on the type of bridge that suits you. If you get a dental bridge that involves a crown being made then it will involve a couple of trips to the dentist. With any dental bridge, the procedure starts with a mould being taken of your teeth, you might even have an x-ray to check the condition of your teeth, this will determine how strong your tooth structure is and the health of your gum tissue where your missing tooth was.
There are many different missing tooth replacement options and the type of replacement will depend on the condition of your gum and surrounding teeth. A dental bridge acts as a partial denture. It is really important to look after your dental bridge and the way to do this is to regularly brush it every morning and night, soak it in an effervescent dental solution, then clean the solution off, this will leave your bridge fresh and clean. If you start to notice a build-up of scale on your dental bridge we can help by cleaning this off. We recommend that you take your dental bridge out overnight to allow your gum to rest, but we ask you to leave it in water so that it doesn’t crack or warp.
If you would like any more information on our dental bridges in Leicester, discuss the process or costs involved get in touch with our friendly team today!
If having a Dental Bridge isn’t for you then why not take a look at our Dental Implants procedure, they are a more permanent fixture as a missing tooth replacement.