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Dental Bridges in Camden, London

Do you want to fill the gap left by missing teeth? Gaps can lead to poor appearance and may also affect your speech, eating and limit the food you may consume. Dental bridge is one popular way to solve this problem.

A dental bridge is a custom-made appliance made of false teeth that are placed over a natural tooth or dental implants to cover it and bridge the adjacent gap created by one or more missing teeth. It consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and is attached to false teeth (pontics), bridging the gap. Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years with proper care and maintenance, however, they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.

At NW1 Dental Care, our dentists are highly experienced and have helped many patients in Camden or from other parts of London to help them restore their smile and help teeth function properly. Our team will examine your case and will discuss the best options for your particular case.

Reasons For Getting Dental Bridge:

  • Fill space of missing teeth
  • Maintain facial shape
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability
  • Restore your smile
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance

Types of Dental Bridge

At NW1 Dental Care, we offer four kinds of dental bridge options to all our patients in London. Your dentist will advise you on which type of dental bridge is best, depending upon your requirements.

Types of dental bridge in London - NW1 Dental Care

Traditional Fixed Dental Bridge

These can be used to replace one or more missing teeth when you have natural teeth on both sides of the gap created by your missing tooth. This is where the “false tooth” is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill the gap left by a missing tooth. There are two crowns holding it in place attached to your teeth on either side of the false tooth.

Cantilever Dental Bridge

These are used in sections of your mouth that are under less stress like the front teeth. This is where the “false tooth” is only supported on one side. It has the same aesthetic result but benefits from fewer teeth required to be treated

Maryland Dental Bridge / Resin Bonded Dental Bridge

These are considered a conservative alternative to traditional dental bridges and are used almost always used for front teeth. The main advantage is this type of dental bridge is that your healthy tooth on each requires no or minimal preparation. In this, the “false tooth” is fused ceramic ‘wings’ that are bonded firmly to the abutment teeth with a resin. The wings are hidden from view so only the porcelain is visible that appears just like a natural tooth.

Implant-Supported Dental bridges

Implants are the modern and more effective way to restore missing teeth. Dental Implant is placed in the patient’s jaw and restored with a crown. However, when you have more than one tooth missing, then an implant-supported bridge may be used. Even if you don’t have any teeth in one or both jaws and require full-mouth restoration then dental implants can be placed and then restore with an implant-supported bridge.

Procedure for Dental Bridge

  • The dentist will do a thorough examination of your teeth and take x-rays to ensure that the tooth or teeth roots are healthy
  • Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits depending on the case
  • At first, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown, and then a digital impression will be taken with an iTero scanner which avoids the need for the traditional impression method. The digital image is sent to the laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. Meanwhile, a temporary restoration is provided.
  • At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time. You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of the procedure. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dental bridge.

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