A dental bridge treatment involves the use of a dental prosthetic that replaces a missing tooth. A bridge literally spans the gap between your teeth for the purposes of aesthetics and function.
During your visit to our boutique practice, we’ll take the time to discuss all the suitable dental treatments with you. If you require a tooth replacement, dental bridges could be the correct treatment plan for you.
A dental bridge can be divided into two categories based on its construction – wing and bonded bridges.
Winged dental bridges are prosthetic teeth attached to adjacent teeth with a small “wing”. This is a relatively non-invasive way of fitting a bridge and sometimes requires very little preparation stage. A bonded bridge requires more tooth preparation. The neighbouring teeth or tooth would need to be reduced in size for a “crown-like” covering to bond to the natural tooth. This crown has the prosthetic tooth attached, which sits snugly into the space left by a missing tooth.
Here at Smïl, we are fully digitalised, which means no there’s no need for messy impression moulds to be taken. We use the iTero scanner to create a 3D scan of your mouth for accuracy and comfort.
The appearance of a porcelain dental bridge is very similar to that of your natural teeth. The materials used will vary based on the bridge type. They are made by highly skilled dental technicians in a dental laboratory. Up to two weeks are required to make a dental bridge in most cases. While this is underway, you will be provided with an aesthetically pleasing temporary bridge.
There are alternatives for a replacement tooth. The closest option to natural teeth is a dental implant. Another alternative is a removable denture. Our team of specialist dentists at our practice in Kent will discuss your options with you during your consultation.
If you are concerned about the appearance of missing teeth, dental bridges could be for you. Please contact our friendly team today to discuss our dental bridge treatment plans further.
The cost of a dental bridge will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the material used and the type of bridge placed. If you would like to find out more about the cost of dental bridges at Smil, please get in touch.
Yes. Unlike removable dentures, bridges remain fixed to the teeth that support the bridge. They are also more stain-resistant and can provide superior aesthetics, making them the ideal option for replacing missing front teeth.
Offering a permanent, natural-looking solution to replace missing teeth, dental bridges can boost your confidence and protect your remaining teeth without surgery.