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 take the time to discuss all of 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 bridges 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 dental 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 messy impression moulds being taken. We use the iTero scanner to create an accurate 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. You will be provided with an aesthetically pleasing temporary bridge whilst this is underway.
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.Back to General Dentistry