Missing Tooth Solutions
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 bridges the gap that has been created by missing teeth. A bridge is created from two or more crowns on either side of the gap. Many people will experience tooth loss within their lifetime whether that is due to decay or a trauma. One solution to cover the area of the missing tooth is to get a bridge. There are three different types of dental bridge you can have and all of which are available here at Thurmaston Dental in Leicester.
- A tradition bridge is when a crown is created for either sides of where your missing tooth is and a replacement tooth for where your missing tooth is, so it essentially looks like three teeth in a row and the crowns cover your existing teeth. Having a traditional bridge is the most common type of tooth replacement; they can be made out of porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
- Much like the traditional bridge a cantilever bridge is when a crown is created however a cantilever bridge is when there is only a tooth on one side of the missing tooth. It is a singular crown to attach to an existing tooth.
- A plastic tooth attached to an artificial gum, supported by a metal framework with hooks that attach to your existing teeth. The procedure for this type of bridge is quicker as there is no crown involved. Your dentist will create the Maryland bonded bridge to suit the space of your missing tooth and it should clip in nicely, however, over time you might notice it will start to move around if your resin isn’t strong enough.
Traditional Dental Bridges