Dental Bridges are false teeth that replace missing teeth by anchoring to one or two of the neighboring teeth. The false tooth is known as the pontic and the anchoring teeth are known as abutments. They are an alternative to dental implants for whose patients who do not wish to have surgery.
This involves preparing the neighboring teeth (abutments) so that they become like crowns/caps and the false tooth (pontic) is then fused to the abutment crowns. This type of bridge can be made in gold, ceramic, or gold/ceramic combination.
Maryland bridges involve no preparation or very little preparation of the inside of one or two neighboring teeth (abutments) and the false tooth (pontic) is then bonded using wings to the inside wall of the neighboring teeth. This type of bridge can also be made in gold, ceramic or gold/ceramic combination.
This type of bridge involves capping just one neighbouring tooth (abutment) and the false tooth (pontic) bonds to this one neighbouring tooth. This type of bridge can also be made in gold, ceramic or gold/ceramic combination.
The photos below, show the case of a patient who presented to us to have her genetically missing teeth replaced with adhesive bridges. We replaced her with two missing lateral incisors with two no tooth drilling belleglass fiber reinforced adhesive bridges.
Pearl Dental Clinic is one of few clinics in UK that Provide dental bridges using the iTero digital scanning system.
The iTero handheld wand takes a digital, 3D image of your teeth, preventing the need for traditional impressions which can cause some patients to gag. You can look at the iTero 3D image of your teeth on the screen in real-time.
Rather than posting impressions to the lab to be poured up which could take weeks, the digital image is electronically sent to the dental laboratory immediately and is available for them to work on the case immediately.
The accuracy and detail of the iTero digital scans vs traditional teeth impressions is kind of like watching high definition TV over standard definition TV.
These digital scans don’t need to be rescanned so by removing the “clay modelling step” we have greatly improved the accuracy and the speed of your dental bridge treatment.
At Pearl dental clinic, we will always provide you with a full written treatment plan so that you are fully aware of the costs involved with your treatment. We have published all of our fees on our web site, so that there are no hidden costs. We also provide 0% dental finance on most treatments allowing you to spread the cost of treatment over a period of 1-3 years without interest. Finance can usually be arranged within a few hours.