It’s important that any gaps between healthy teeth are addressed, using one of the numerous methods available to you.
Even if the missing teeth don’t impact your smile, one or more lost teeth can quickly have a marked impact on the health of your mouth and on your bite.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic that effectively bridges the gap that exists between healthy teeth after teeth were lost or extracted due to decay or damage. Bridges can restore bite functionality and health to the area where the gap is.
It’s important that bridges are affixed to sturdy and healthy teeth. The teeth may need crowns to provide additional stability, or implants could be the better option.
A dental bridge can be found made using a range of materials that may include porcelain, porcelain fused to metal and Zirconia.
Are you looking to learn more about dental bridges? If you’ve got gaps in your smile call us to find out how we can restore your beautiful smile for you. Book your appointment online or call us at 01 678 8158.
Dental bridges are oral prosthetics that are set in place with the intention of replacing between one and four missing adjacent teeth. Bridges can restore aesthetics and also ensure that you are able to bite and chew without concern.
When we are missing several teeth in one area we are all inclined to rely on other parts of our mouth for chewing. This can lead to some uneven wear and tear on those healthy teeth, which could then in turn lead to the potential for further tooth damage and decay.
There are a number of steps you’ll need to go through when pursuing dental bridges. The teeth that will be supporting either side of the bridge may require a crown in order to ensure that they are offered the right stability once set in place. Even healthy teeth may benefit from a crown being set in place, so that they have that extra durability.
If your natural teeth are in need of extensive repair, you may need to consider getting implants as anchors for your bridge.
During your appointment, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth that will be sent off to the laboratory that will make the bridge. You may have a temporary bridge placed for aesthetic reasons.
When the permanent bridge has been milled you’ll need to pay another visit to the clinic to have it bonded in place to the supporting teeth. It’s that easy to restore your smile with a dental bridge.
Any missing teeth in your mouth, whether the teeth were lost as a result of decay or an injury, can lead to a number of oral health complications. Dental bridges can help to prevent some of these complications. The best advantage will be that patients are able to restore their smile and their confidence.
Bridges can also help to keep your healthy teeth from shifting into the space that was left when the tooth was lost. This can, in turn, lead to misalignment, concerns with your bite, and also can potentially result in damage to your otherwise healthy teeth.
Bridges can last for up to a decade, which makes them a good tooth replacement solution. Bridgework is also easy to keep clean with a good oral health routine. At your check-ups with your dentist, your bridgework will be examined for any cracks or damage that may need to be remedied.
A tooth bridge is a budget-friendly solution that is an ideal option for those who have more than a single tooth missing.
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At Gallagher Dental we are proud to provide our patients with the benefit of our years of experience and dental expertise. Our offered services and procedures are competitively priced, to ensure you never find yourself questioning the associated costs of your treatment. Review our pricing list or book your consultation online. You can also call the clinic at 01 678 8158 to speak to a professional member of our staff.
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