If you have suffered from partial tooth loss then bridge dentistry is an option that you could explore. A dental bridge gives the illusion of a full set of teeth. Tooth loss can be very traumatic, however, a bridge can often give people their confidence back and restore a smile to its former glory.
A dental bridge replaces missing pearly whites by using the remaining teeth as an anchor. The bridge uses metal fixtures to allow them to attach to the neighbouring teeth, fixing to one or two of them at each side. Dental bridges are a great alternative to dental implants if the patient does not want to undergo oral surgery. In comparison to a denture, a bridge is bonded into place so it does not need to be removed and reattached. This type of restoration can last for up to fifteen years.
Dental implants are different to dental bridges because they are fixed directly into the jaw bone. Therefore, the restoration remains permanently in place and, over time, fuses with the natural bone. This option requires surgery and a certain amount of recovery time. However, it can remain in place for a whole lifetime in most cases.
If you would like to discuss your options after tooth loss then please give us a call to arrange an appointment. You can reach us via email, online booking, or via telephone on 0208 547 9997. You can access a wide range of general dentistry and a fast and convenient emergency dental service for patients with urgent issues. In addition to this, the clinic offers a beautiful array of cosmetic dentistry treatments to rejuvenate and enhance your look. We look forward to hearing from you soon.