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An excellent way to replace missing teeth!

An excellent way to replace missing teeth!

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An excellent way to replace missing teeth

Fixed Bridges are recommended when you have a missing tooth, or teeth. Not only does a Fixed Bridge improve your smile, but it also reduces the risk of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and the misalignment of your bite. As the name suggests a fixed bridge cannot be removed as it is cemented onto your natural or crowned teeth. If you feel you’re a candidate for a Fixed Bridge, set up a consultation today.

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About Bridges

How do fixed bridges work?

The bridge is anchored by a tooth or teeth either side of your missing tooth, which are called abutment teeth. The tooth that replaces your missing tooth is called a pontic. The pontic is connected to the abutment teeth in order to support it. Once it is in place a fixed bridge will look as natural as your own teeth.

What material is used?

Two types of materials can be used for fixed bridges and they are:

  • Porcelain – Is usually used for front teeth, as it can be colored to suit the rest of your teeth for a more natural look.
  • Porcelain and metal bridges are stronger than porcelain by itself and they can also be colored. This material is usually used on back teeth that need more strength.

What does the dentist do?

Your dentist will shape your tooth or teeth in order to make them smaller and ensure that the bridge fits properly. Then an impression will be taken of the reduced tooth or teeth. During the period of waiting for the bridge to be made, your dentist will fit you with a temporary bridge to avoid any embarrassment.

When the new bridge has been made, you will attend the dentist for your second appointment and your fixed bridge will be fitted. After a few weeks if there are no problems the fixed bridge will then be cemented in permanently.

How durable is a fixed bridge?

You should make sure you go to a dentist for a regular check-up, so that any problems can be spotted and dealt with immediately.

How do I look after a fixed bridge?

Cutting down on foods that aren’t good for your teeth, such as sugar will be a big help. Dental hygiene is very important and you should find another dental office of your choice for regular cleanings and check-ups.

How is a fixed bridge beneficial?

You will notice an improvement in the way you eat, although you might have to eat soft foods when the bridge is first put in, but this will only last a short while. If you’re missing tooth caused you problems with your speech, you’ll also find that this will improve.

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