Clifton Dental Studio 92 Queens Road, Bristol

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Clifton Dental Studio, 92 Queens Road, Bristol, Avon,BS8 1RT

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Bridging your tooth loss in Swindon

After the initial shock of tooth loss, it is a breath of fresh air when you finally get the problem resolved. Not only because it has sorted out your smile once more, but also because it can help to maintain the overall health of your mouth. One of the finest and most reliable ways of getting around the problem is to opt for a dental bridge; this can come in many forms to suit different aspects of tooth loss. The most popular version of the dental bridge is one that is cemented onto the teeth that are left around the gap, and it can also be used to overcome multiple tooth loss as well, especially if it is used in conjunction with a dental implant, which will help to give the bridge anchorage. In fact, the implant has pretty much changed how bridgework is done; the other variations used to involve wires and resin to bond the bridge in with, but this technique has rather taken second stage because of the validity of the implant- it has also improved the sell by date of a bridge and if you look after it, it will look after you for a good 20 years. The only thing you have to be careful of is cleaning your bridge; you have to vigilant but this will be drilled into you when you first have it fitted. If your fancy the idea of a bridge, then you can get more details from he Clifton dental studio; though based in Bristol, they offer their wisdom to the Swindon aea.  

Bridging the problem of tooth loss in Bath

Tooth loss used to be considered a serious problem in years gone by and most of it was mental: of course when your teeth start to fall out, it is a problem, but in your mind, it can become bigger than it actually is. But it will get bigger though, if you just sit back and do nothing about it, for the rest of your teeth can move around the hole, the hole itself will become a haven for bacteria and soon, you’ll be losing more teeth as well. The best way to prevent further complications is to plug up the hole and one of the best ways to do this is to have a bridge fitted. The place that your tooth has been lost will govern the type of bridge that you have fitted. For example, if the new fitting has only a single tooth to attach it to, then a series of wires will be attached to the adjacent tooth and bonded with resin. The other type of bridge is a replacement tooth set between two crowns and then cemented onto the two teeth that sit either side of the gap- this can also be used to stretch over a gap of up to three teeth as well. But bridgework has altered a lot in recent years because of the coming of the mini-implant and so the design of bridges has changed considerably so that they can accommodate the anchorage that a implant can give. If you are considering going down this route, you can get more information from Clifton Dental in Bristol, which serves the Bath area.  

Clifton Dental explains about Dental Bridges in Bath

Cosmetic dentistry has pretty much covered all bases when it comes to picking you up by the scruff of the neck and getting you back smiling again, and this also goes for tooth loss. You no longer have to suffer unsightly gaps any more, which can also lead to more problems later on as the other teeth start to shift towards the hole. So if you want to avoid these complications, you should contact Clifton Dental of Bristol, who cover the Bath area, and discuss about the option of having a dental bridge fitted. Bridges have been around for decades now, so they have a proven track record with tooth loss, however, they would normally last around 15 years that was until they started to be used along with mini-implants. Sometimes the bridge can take the shape of a single crown that is bonded to the adjacent tooth/teeth by wires and then coated with a resin, but the most popular bridge is one that spans a gap of one or more teeth, more commonly known as the Maryland Bridge. The new tooth/teeth will be bonded between two crowns and then cemented onto the remaining teeth that sit either side of the gap. Over a span of two lost teeth though, the bridge can become weak in the middle, but by using an implant, the bridge anchors in the centre against the gums and becomes more rigid and stronger. An implant can also anchor this type of bridge at the end of a line where there are no teeth. The only problem that comes with having a bridge fitted is cleaning them, so for the first few weeks, you needs to practise this until you get it right.  

Better teeth with a Dental Bridge in Bath

Dental bridges have always been popular with the people, but as time has evolved and new techniques and materials have found their way into dental surgeries in Bath, the bridge has become more and more reliable with age and they have always been a great way to replace lost teeth. When you decide to opt for a bridge, your dentist will first take a mould and then consult with you about your best options before the fitting is made. If the new tooth has only another healthy single tooth to bond to, you will need a cantilever bridge which is bonded with wires and resins; as is the Maryland bridge which is bonded in the same way to two adjacent teeth. The other option is a fixed bridge; a tooth that is moulded between two crowns and cemented onto adjacent teeth and nowadays, made from a zirconium and ceramic mix for unbeatable strength. This can also be used where a few teeth have gone missing although to retain the strength over a longer distance, they should be used with a mini-implant for more rigidity. The only downside to a bridge is they can be very hard to clean at first so your dentist should show you how and supply you with special brushes. For further details on the dental bridge, get in contact with Clifton dental.  

Patients from Bath can bridge the tooth gap at Clifton Dental Studio

Dental bridges are false teeth which are attached onto neighbouring teeth in order to replace one or more missing teeth. Patients from Bath frequently have this procedure done to improve their smile and appearance, the shape of your face and your speech. Even the rate of gum disease and tooth decay can be improved as it reduces the volume of food which accumulates in the gap. A dental bridge essentially consists of a false tooth made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials. There are three main types of bridge available. A traditional fixed bridge is fused between two porcelain crowns which are anchored onto neighbouring teeth or implants. This is usually made from ceramics or porcelain fused to metal. These are fixed and cannot be removed. The second type is a resin-bonded bridge which is used when the gap to be filled is in between the front teeth, or when the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are strong and healthy without large fillings. The false tooth is made of plastic and is fused to metal bands that are bonded to the adjacent teeth using resin. Thirdly, you can get cantilever bridges which are used when there are teeth present on only one side of the space. In this case the false tooth is anchored to one or more adjacent teeth on one side. The procedure is usually done in two appointments. At the first visit an impression is made and a temporary bridge is fitted. At the second visit, the custom-made bridge is placed, adjusted and then cemented into position. One of the good things about dental bridges is that they are quite durable, lasting between 10 and 15 years on average, provided that you maintain good dental habits, of course!  

Clifton Dental explains Dental bridges in Bath

The loss of your teeth, regardless of the cause, can be a very traumatic experience for everyone. It can result in a severe loss of self-confidence, it may change the way you pronounce words, cause difficulties when chewing and even cause the teeth on either side of the gap to lean towards each other due to severe strain. However, there is a solution. Dental bridges are a form of false tooth that can be used to fill in any gaps left by lost teeth. Unlike dentures, bridges are a permanent form of replacement as your dentist will anchor the bridge to your other teeth using either a resin or cement. Dental bridges can be fitted by your local dentist in Bath. On your first visit, your dentist will prepare for the fitting of your bridges by creating space in the mouth for the new crown. In addition, a mould of your teeth will be taken, form which your bridge will be produced. On your second visit, your dentist will fit your bridge into your mouth and adjust it slightly until they are happy with the bite. However, this will not be a permanent fixture; most dentists like to leave you bridge in temporarily for a few weeks, in order to see if you are comfortable with the fit. Once you are happy, they will attach the bridge permanently. Once your bridge has been fitted, your oral hygiene must be stepped up a notch. Even with the best bridges, you will still find gaps around your tooth, and so will bacteria. Cleaning and flossing is essential to maintain your bridge and to avoid any further decay or the development of gum disease. If you dental bridge is properly cleaned and taken care of, it should last for 10-15 years- you can get all the information about bridges you need from Clifton Dental of Bristol.

Dental Bridges and the health of your Mouth in Bath

Dental bridges are a fabulous way of replacing the loss of a tooth in Bath. They are one of the cheapest ways of sheering up a gap, durable, reliable and with the aid of a dental implant, damn near indestructible. Of course, they will help to maintain the health of your occlusion and maintain the health of your mouth. They come in various disguises though what you have done depends on where the tooth has been lost. If it is to the rear of the mouth, you may need to have resin and wires in order to attach the new ‘tooth’ to the tooth next door. The easiest dental bridge to have fitted is when the tooth has been lost between a row of other teeth; here you can get the new tooth attached to two crowns, and after the two adjacent teeth are prepared, the whole unit is cemented into place. And as has been said before, anchor it with a dental implant and you’ll be smiling. But bridges come with a little bit of a government health warning as well, for to keep your mouth healthy once you have had one fitted, there is a particular way to clean in and around them and you must master the way of doing this from the off to ensure your mouth is kept free of the residues of food that can breed bacteria- your dentist will guide you on how to look after your bridge once it has been fitted.

Swindon dentists solve tooth loss with dental bridges

Dental patients now have a great luxury of choice when it comes to some of the familiar dental practices which are the staple of dental surgeries. This is the case with tooth loss as dental scientists have developed a number of different solutions in order to effectively replace teeth which are missing. Read on to find out about one of them, dental bridges, and then you can decide whether it is the right option for you. Most people will never have to worry about losing their teeth but it can happen as a result of poor dental hygiene, a bad accident which has affected the mouth, or because of old age. If you are unlucky enough to lose a tooth or teeth, you will know how important it is to get it or them replaced with something that can replicate the functions of teeth. Even if you have only lost a single tooth, you will probably find that you can still eat, drink and talk as normal but the teeth surrounding the gap can start to shift into the vacant space and it might affect your appearance and self confidence. Dental bridges are a relatively simple solution to tooth loss in that they involve attaching a false tooth to the surrounding teeth. This means that there is no invasive surgery and can be inexpensive compared to some other methods. Different types of bridge work are used in different circumstances, for example if the tooth is at the front of the mouth or, for whatever reason, the false tooth can only be attached on one side to one tooth. You should make an appointment with your Swindon dentist if you have lost a tooth or teeth and need to find out about the options available to you.

Bristol dentists replace lost teeth with dental bridges

Replacing a lost tooth or teeth is vital to secure the long term health of your mouth. Having a gap in your smile can lead to a loss of confidence if you find that you are embarrassed about smiling in social situations. Eating and drinking can become painful and the teeth surrounding the gap might begin to shift. If you have lost a number of teeth your cheeks might sag, making you look older than you are. Whether you have lost a tooth through an accident, dental decay or gum disease, dental bridges provide the answer. There are three types of dental bridge, the most common being the traditional or fixed variety. Here a false tooth, known as a pontic, is affixed between two crowns which themselves are anchored to neighbouring teeth. This is avery stable method an ideal if you have lost one tooth. In cases where one of your front teeth has been lost a plastic pontic will be used in a process called resin-bonded or Maryland-bonded bridges. This method ensures that your smile looks as natural as possible by concealing the resin. You might need a cantilever bridge if it is decided that the pontic can only be fused to a tooth on one side because your front teeth are liable to experience stress. To make sure that the bridge and pontic will have enough room your dentist might shave off a little of an existing tooth. Using a mould that has been taken of your mouth, technicians in a specialist lab will fabricate a replacement which will be attached with dental cement. While you wait for this, to keep the area protected, you will wear a temporary bridge. Contact your Bristol dentist if you have lost a tooth and want to find out more about the dental bridge work which can provide you with a lasting solution.

Rebuild your smile with dental bridge from Bath dentist

Losing a tooth can be a very traumatic experience both emotionally and physically. The most obvious concern is of course the pain. Whether the tooth is lost due to a physical accident such as a car crash or sporting injury or if it is just lost to decay or disease, either way there is going to be a significant amount of pain involved. The only difference being if the pain is chronic or acute. Once the initial pain has subsided however, you are then faced with the prospect of having a tooth missing from your dental arc. This is very noticeable and will often spoil the appearance of a smile. This can be emotionally very upsetting at any age but particularly for younger patients, having a missing tooth can have a very large stigma attached. However, there are a number of ways of replacing missing teeth to restore the functionality of the teeth and also their cosmetic appearance. One such way is called a dental bridge. This involves creating an artificial tooth bridge to fill the gap created by the missing tooth. This is achieved usually by attaching two dental crowns to the teeth adjacent to the vacant tooth and using these to support an artificial tooth, which fills the gap. This artificial tooth, called a pontic from the Latin for bridge, will create the appearance of a full set of teeth and can also be used to eat and chew. If the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are in a sufficiently good condition it is possible to bond the pontic using resin strips only, as this saves the need for enamel removal needed to attach crowns. A dental bridge from a Bath dentist could be the perfect way to restore the appearance of your teeth as well as rebuilding your confidence in your smile. If you have suffered the embarrassment of a knocked out tooth, ask about dental bridges at your next appointment.

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Dr Gerrard is a Bristol based Cosmetic dentist with many years of experience and is one of only a small number of dentists accredited by The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. Neil Gerrard BDS (Bristol), RDT, MSc (Dental Implants),  GDC no 76257. Clifton Dental Studio is a Private Dental Practice. Website last updated: July 2018
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