Bridges

Restore a missing tooth and regain your confidence

Whether you have lost a tooth through an accident or an extraction, we can fill the gap in your smile with a natural-looking dental bridge.

Bridges use the teeth on either side of the gap as supports for the replacement tooth. Crowns are fitted to the neighbouring natural teeth, with the false tooth acting as a bridge between them. We are careful to match the shade of the new tooth to your existing teeth, so only you need to know you have a bridge fitted and you can start showing off your dazzling new smile!

Why should I have a bridge?

Restoring missing teeth is not only done for cosmetic reasons or to improve confidence. Replacing a missing tooth with a bridge prevents your remaining teeth from shifting out of position and causing alignment issues. It also protects your gum, which is otherwise left vulnerable.

As they are fixed in place, bridges are a more secure alternative to partial dentures.

What does the treatment involve?

We first ensure the neighbouring teeth that will support the bridge are healthy and strong. These teeth are then prepared with the removal of a layer of enamel.

We then take impressions of your teeth, so your bridge can be custom-made. We fit a temporary bridge to protect your teeth in the meantime.

Once your bridge is ready, we will fit it in your mouth, adjusting as necessary. Once we have ensured it is a perfect fit, your bridge is fixed into place using a strong dental cement.

Aftercare

Good oral hygiene is essential to ensure your bridge lasts as long as possible. It is important to clean under the false tooth as part of your usual brushing and flossing routine.

If your bridge is well looked after and the surrounding teeth kept healthy, it should last for over ten years.

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Remarkable Smiles Alvaston

1242 London Road,
Alvaston, Derby,
DE24 8QH
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52-56 Curzon Street,
Derby,
DE1 1LP
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