Why should I replace missing teeth?
There are many reasons for replacing missing teeth. Your dental bridge dentist at Eyes & Smiles Dental Clinic Barnet will help to explain the benefits of dental bridges such as it can dramatically improve appearance and function. The gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain on the teeth either side of the gap. These can cause these teeth to fracture especially if they have already been filled. A gap can also mean your 'bite' is affected, because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together. This can lead to food getting packed into the gap, which causes both decay and gum disease.
How are missing teeth replaced at Eyes & Smiles North London?
Since there are many ways to do this, it depends on your preference, the number of teeth missing and the condition of the adjacent teeth. Missing teeth can be replaced by a denture (false teeth) which you take out each night, a bridge which is fixed into position or implants that are integrated with the bone.
Can I always have a bridge to replace missing teeth?
Not always. Once your Eyes & Smiles Dental bridge dentist has examined your mouth they will advise you what your best tooth replacement options are. It depends on the size of the gap and where it is in the mouth. It also depends on the condition of the adjacent teeth and how well you look after your teeth.
What is a bridge made of?
Bridges are made of a variety of materials. Your Eyes & Smiles Southgate N11 Dental Bridge Dentist will advise you of the different types: Metal-free Full Porcelain, Zirconia, or Porcelain-fused-to-Metal. Each has it's own strengths and applications.
Are bridges expensive?
Before treatment, your Eyes & Smiles dental bridge Dentist Finchley will advise you of any costs. The cost of a Bridge will vary dependent on its type and size, meaning larger bridges may cost more. A bridge uses the considerable skill of your Eyes & Smiles Dentist Barnet and the technician, who work very closely to ensure a good fit. The good news is you can be assured your investment will last for many years. Our bridges can help improve appearance, bite and help to prevent damaging other teeth.
The good news is we provide the ability to have your bridge immediately and spread the cost of it over several months interest free, making it more affordable and breaking it down into smaller monthly payments.
Is a dental bridge better than a dental implant?
Eyes & Smiles N11 will help you decide which is better for you. In some cases where implants aren't desirable or possible, a bridge is the better option. The price of a conventional bridge is sometimes almost the same as having an implant but a bridge option is always the quicker solution
How do I look after my bridge?
Your dentist from Eyes & Smiles Friern Barnet will show you how to clean your bridge at home every day, to prevent problems such as bad breath and gum disease. It will require you to use special floss or interdental brushes to help you get under the false tooth and it's join every day.
Are there different types of bridge?
Yes, there are different types of bridge which use different fixing methods. Your Eyes & Smiles New Southgate dentist will choose the most effective and conservative bridge (most biologically-friendly for your tooth) for your personal situation.
What is a maryland bridge?
It is also known as a 'sticky bridge' whereby minimal or no drilling is needed and the stability is provided by the advanced cement that is used to glue it to the next-door tooth. Therefore it is a very safe option to use as a first line approach to a one-tooth space and it can last for years and years. Your Eyes & Smiles dental bridge dentist will be able to advice you of which type of bridge will be most suitable for you.