In Tarporley, Cheshire
A dental bridge is a false tooth (prosthetic) that acts as a placeholder for a missing tooth. The prosthetic is usually attached to adjacent teeth using one or two crowns.
- Replace missing teeth
- Completed in 2 visits
- Restore function
- Chew food efficienctly
- Convenient appointments
- Spread the cost of care
If you have a missing tooth, you can replace the tooth and restore full function using a dental bridge. This simple and effective procedure will enable you to eat, speak and smile with confidence again. The entire procedure is typically completed in just two visits. It is a popular choice after extractions.
The dental bridge procedure
This procedure can be completed quickly and efficiently by a dentist. The first step is to prepare the surrounding teeth and then take impressions to create your dental bridge. The dental bridge is prepared in a lab and then delivered to our practice. The bridge is created to match the colour of your surrounding teeth. When you return for your follow-up appointment, the dental bridge is firmly attached to the surrounding teeth using special dental cement.
- Improve your appearance and smile by closing gaps.
- Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
- Help you to chew and speak properly by restoring chewing function.
Why our patients choose us
At Tarporley Dental Centre, we take a patient-first approach to dental care. As your friendly local dentists we are here to care for smiles of all ages. With Denplan, you can spread the cost of caring for your smile, allowing you to enjoy premium care that fits your budget.
Your treatment journey
Book your consultation
During your initial consultation, you’ll have a chance to ask questions about the procedure and make sure it is the right choice for you.
Explore payment options
To help you spread the cost of cosmetic treatment, we offer interest-free payment plans on most procedures.
We start by taking digital and physical impressions of your teeth which are then sent to a lab to create your bridge.
Preparing the teeth
During your second visit, the teeth are prepared by removing a small amount of enamel to make space for the bridge.
Placing your bridge
The bridge is attached to the supporting teeth using a special dental cement. Your restoration is now complete.
Aftercare and support
We'll help you to care for your bridge and keeping it safe from damage with our comprehensive aftercare advice.
Frequently asked questions
There is no definitive answer to this question, as it depends on your individual needs and the type of treatment that you are looking for. Both dental bridges and implants can be effective in restoring form and function to damaged or missing teeth. Your dentist will help you determine which option is right for you based on a variety of factors, including your overall health.
A dental bridge can last for several years, depending on the quality of your oral hygiene and overall health. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits and to visit your dentist regularly for checkups to help prolong the life of your dental bridge.
There are a few potential disadvantages of dental bridges, including the fact that they rely on the support of adjacent teeth. This can put additional stress on these teeth and may lead to further damage or tooth loss down the road. Additionally, bridges can be more difficult to keep clean than implants, as food and plaque can become trapped beneath the bridge.
Yes, if you do not clean your dental bridge regularly, food and plaque can become trapped beneath the bridge. This can lead to decay or other issues with your teeth and gums. It is important to brush and floss your teeth thoroughly, as well as your bridge, to avoid this problem.
To care for your dental bridge, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits and visit your dentist regularly for checkups. This can help reduce the risk of plaque buildup or other issues that may affect the health and longevity of your bridge. You should also avoid chewing hard foods that could potentially damage your bridge, such as ice.
No, a dental bridge should not be painful. You may experience some discomfort during the procedure, but this can be alleviated with local anaesthesia. After the procedure, you may have some soreness in your gums and teeth, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Looking for cosmetic treatments?
Alongside our general dental care, we also offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments to help transform your smile. Whiten your teeth, achieve a straighter smile or replace missing teeth with modern and innovative cosmetic dentistry.
Explore our treatments
Protect and restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that look and function just like your natural teeth.
A dental filling helps to restore a tooth after a cavity. We offer white composite fillings for a more aesthetic finish.
In the event of damage or decay, an extraction might be required. Remove damaged or impacted teeth to help protect your oral health.
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Our experienced dentists are ably supported by our dedicated team of nurses and receptionists most of whom have been at the practice for many years. They are all experienced in making patients feel welcome and at ease and are capable of dealing with any queries or concerns.