Dental Bridges

A dental bridge can be an option when filling a gap where a tooth has fallen out or been removed and can help improve facial aesthetics, stop shifting into a space and prevent biting problems.

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Conventional Bridges

Conventional bridges are made by crowning the teeth on either side of a gap and attaching false teeth in the middle so that it appears that it emerges from the gum like the original tooth.  In some cases your dentist may suggest a resin retained bridge, which is also known as a ‘sticky bridge’.  This is when the replacement tooth is supported by metal wings which are stuck to adjacent teeth.  ‘Sticky bridges’ are generally considered a less destructive type of treatment.

Your suitability for dental bridges depends greatly on the health and gum condition of your remaining teeth, something that the dentist will obviously discuss with you.  Book your initial appointment with our team of dental professionals today by calling us directly on 020 8942 8943 or use our online contact form to request appointment availability!

What are the benefits of dental bridge treatment?

  • Fill gaps and missing teeth.
  • Improve the aesthetics of discolored or stained teeth.
  • Improve the shape or form of teeth.
  • Rectify crooked teeth, chipped or cracked teeth.
  • Replace work done previously that used metal.

What is the procedure for a bridge placement?

First appointment: Adjacent teeth may be shaped depending on the type of bridge you are having.  A mould of the teeth is taken and sent to a dental laboratory, where a customised bridge will be prepared. An appropriate shade is taken when necessary.  Once you are in the chair, one of our highly trained and experienced dentists will inject a local anesthetic into the gum tissue adjacent to the tooth next to the bridge.  We will then begin to reshape the tooth or teeth that will house the bridge.

Second appointment: Bridge is bonded and adjusted so it is comfortable to bite on.  Comfortability and easiness is essential for long-lasting effects and here, we can make any minor adjustments as requested by the patient.

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Contact Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre

If you wish to speak to our fully qualified and highly experienced team of dentists at Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre about dental bridges or any other treatments that we provide, please get in touch with us today directly on 020 8942 8943 or use our online form and we’ll get back to you promptly!