A missing tooth or a set of missing teeth can cause many problems. It can harm your speech and your ability to chew properly, it can lead to joint disorders and gum disease, and the appearance can make many people self-conscious of their smile.
At Saving Faces, we are committed to restoring your natural, beautiful smile and can offer dental bridges to those suffering from missing teeth – these can be an alternative to Dental Implants as they are often cheaper and are more likely to be covered with insurance policies. At our modern practice in Merseyside, an experienced team of qualified dentists can repair your smile quickly and painlessly. In just a few visits, we will be able to take an impression and make a temporary bridge for you before fitting the permanent bridge, comfortably and securely.
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If you have a gap in your smile created by the absence of one or more teeth bridges can be easily fitted to ensure your smile and bite are restored. By doing this, you will be able to improve your smile’s appearance, reduce the risk of gum disease, protect your jaw from joint trouble, and chew and speak with greater ease.
Bridges are permanent prosthetic devices that act as a structure between two crowns to fill the gap where teeth are missing. Fitting a bridge initially involves taking an impression of your mouth. This will allow our dentist to make a bridge that is the perfect size, shape and shade for your individual teeth. It ensures that you are getting the most comfortable and most natural looking bridge you possibly can.
Your teeth will also be prepared to have the bridge attached, This includes removing a small portion of enamel to allow the crowns to fit naturally in your mouth – a simple process that only involves a very mild discomfort.
On your second visit, your permanent bridge will be fitted. Until then you may, in some instances, be able to have a temporary bridge to protect your mouth during the interim. The bridge will be made from the most appropriate material to ensure they are strong and durable as well as providing the best aesthetics. It will be fitted into your mouth to cover the gaps in your smile and your dentist will take the time to adjust it as necessary to guarantee a comfortable, natural fit. In some cases, another visit may be required at a later date to double check the fit and make sure your bite is perfect.
Dental bridges can last as long as 15 or more years with good oral hygiene and proper aftercare. The success of a dental bridge relies on the strength and healthiness of your teeth. This means they should be properly brushed and flossed to avoid decay or gum disease.