Getting A Dental Bridge

A Realistic Replacement for Missing Teeth

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What is a Dental Bridge?

Missing teeth can cause low self-esteem as well as look unsightly, increase pressure on the surrounding teeth and can alter the way your teeth bite together. A solution of filling the gap between your teeth is a Dental Bridge treatment.

Teeth bridges are expertly designed to give a natural appearance of your teeth, while in reality this partial denture or false teeth is actually supported on one or both sides of the gap between your actual teeth.

At the Care Dental Practice, we value preventive treatment by seeking to preserve the health of your teeth. However, where you would like to ‘bridge the gap’ between your teeth, our fantastic dentists are experts in finding the best and most natural treatment to match the rest of your teeth.

What are the different types of dental bridges?

Bridges are custom-made by our ceramicists in a laboratory and can be made from high strength zirconia ceramic or have a precious metal base that is bonded to Porcelain.

Options for your dental bridge include:

  • Traditional Fixed Dental Bridge: This involves placing dental crowns on the supporting teeth and the replacement tooth is fixed in between them. Made of Porcelain or Ceramic, the traditional dental bridge is a superb design that is made to be fixed permanently and cannot be removed as you might be able to with a partial denture
  • Cantilever Dental Bridge: Also fixed, this permanent bridge is cemented where there are healthy teeth located next to a gap and fill this space between the missing teeth and health teeth. The most popular type of Cantilever Dental Bridge is a 3-unit bridge.
  • Resin Bonded Dental Bridge: Or often called a Maryland Dental Bridge is commonly used to replace front teeth. The bridge is made up of a false tooth that has two metal wings attached to either side of it which are bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth by using a composite cement, allowing the wings to be hidden. This option requires little or no alteration to the nearby teeth.
  • Implant Supported Dental Bridge: This bridge is supported by dental implants as opposed to natural teeth. A dental implant is made of two parts. One replaces the root of the tooth, which is the actual implant. The other part, which is the tooth like part, is the crown. This type of bridge is therefore, the perfect solution for multiple missing teeth, as it can replace 3 or 4 missing teeth with only two dental implants. This allows the crowns to connect to each other to form one piece.

With all dental bridge treatments you will be given the option of experiencing the unique Enjoyable Dentistry Technique™, a modern approach to dentistry for those who are nervous of receiving dental treatment as well as patients who simply wish to feel relaxed throughout the sessions.

The EDT™ experience is achieved through a combination of traditional ‘happy gas’ (Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen) sedation, together with highly effective suggestions (Neuro- Linguistic Programming-NLP) and guided imagery.

NLP suggestions used in EDTTM have been proven to facilitate deep and enjoyable relaxation during dental treatment. Patients are entered into a state of total comfort and tranquillity, allowing the treatment session to seem as though it is ‘flying by’. This clinically tested method is totally safe, reassuring patients that they are in a conscious state and are aware of their surroundings..

For any questions regarding dental bridge treatment or The Enjoyable Dentistry TechniqueTM, please contact The Care Dental Practice by calling: 020 8846 8534. Alternatively, you can email us at: info@thecaredentalpractice.com

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