A dental bridge usually refers to a small row of false teeth which is used to replace an area of your mouth with multiple problem teeth. A bridge is a fixed replacement which can be made from a range of materials, and they are designed to appear to be “real teeth”.
Do I need a Bridge?
If a section of your mouth suffers from unsightly dental problems, then you may want to consider a bridge in order to mask the problem.
In addition to their cosmetic purposes, bridges also act as artificial teeth, enabling you to chew and perform other oral activities with ease. If a few of your adjacent teeth have problems, then a bridge may be the perfect solution.
How does getting a bridge work?
1. Your dentist makes a master impression of your teeth, sending it away to a bridge manufacturer.
2. If deemed necessary, a temporary bridge will be placed in your mouth. This will help to protect your vulnerable teeth before a permanent bridge is installed.
3. After receiving back your bridges from the manufacturer, your dentist will carefully assess the bridges, ensuring that they are a good fit for your mouth.
4. The dentist will cement and bond the bridgework in your mouth, giving you a brand new smile!
Tooth Fillings FAQ’s
Normally, your tooth will be sensitive to heat and cold for about 2 days after the filling. Some people don’t notice any pain, and for those that do the pain is normally very mild. You should feel no pain and be back to normal in three days.
With regular care and maintenance, a typical filling will last 5-10 years before it needs to be replaced.
If you have any other questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to help you.