Bridges fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, improving the appearance of your smile and facial structure. They are custom-made to match the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless appearance.
If you feel embarrassed about gaps in your smile, a natural looking dental bridge can successfully fill in these spaces and help restore your confidence. A longer-lasting alternative to dentures, dental bridges are an effective way to replace one or more missing teeth.
They consist of a false tooth, positioned between two crowns, which slot over the teeth either side of a gap (known as abutment teeth) or they can be held in place by dental implants. They are usually made from porcelain fused to a metal or ceramic base, to offer a blend of strength and cosmetic options.
The first step is to book a bridge consultation online or call us on: 01293 428342. In this appointment, we discuss your main concerns and treatment options.
We'll then see you for an exam to check your teeth and gums are healthy, and take X-rays to assess your smile. Your treatment is planned and if you're going ahead with a bridge, supporting teeth are prepared to ensure there's enough room for the crowns.
Then, Impressions are taken so the bridge can be tailor-made to fit. While the bridge is being made, a temporary bridge may be put in place to protect the exposed teeth.
Once ready, the bridge is checked and adjusted to make sure it fits perfectly and it is finally fixed in place with a strong dental cement.
At Broadway Dental Boutique we prioritise your oral health and your comfort. Our experienced team uses the latest techniques and technology to provide pain-free and efficient bridges. We understand that dental procedures can be intimidating, so we take extra care to ensure a comfortable and anxiety-free experience. With our compassionate approach, and a commitment to patient well-being, you can trust us to restore your smile with professionalism and care. Your dental health is our top priority, and we’re here to make your visit as pleasant as possible.
“Fantastic team, I haven’t been to the dentist in quite a few years and was very nervous but they put me at ease. I’ve gained more confidence by having regular visits at dental boutique. I am so pleased with the work I’ve had done I now can smile in photos. I highly recommend dental boutique, just so professional and brilliant.”
Are there any dietary restrictions with a dental bridge?
Initially, you may need to avoid very hard or sticky foods. Once you are accustomed to the bridge, you can typically eat a wide range of foods. However, it’s a good idea to be cautious with extremely hard or crunchy items.
Can a dental bridge be repaired if it gets damaged?
Yes, in many cases, a damaged dental bridge can be repaired or replaced by a dentist. It’s important to seek professional care if you suspect any damage.
Is the procedure painful?
Local anaesthesia is typically used during the dental bridge procedure, so you should not feel pain. However, there might be some discomfort or soreness afterward, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
How long does a dental bridge last?
With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last 10-15 years or more. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are essential for their longevity.