August 22nd, 2014
If you find yourself in bother with a missing tooth, allow us to solve your dental woes with a bridge. Dental bridges are an effective, painless solution for missing teeth and they are suitable for patients of all ages.
Missing teeth can be problematic for a host of reasons and we strongly recommend replacing lost teeth. Gaps not only affect the look of the smile and your confidence, they also impair your ability to eat and they can also make your speech less clear. With our innovative tooth replacement treatments, we are able to prevent these problems and enable you to enjoy a beautiful, functional smile.
About dental bridges
Dental bridges are restorations, which are designed to replace missing teeth by literally bridging the gap between two teeth when the middle tooth is missing. The most common type of bridge is a traditional fixed bridge, which comprises of a false tooth and two crowns; the false tooth is held in place by a crown on each side.
Dental bridges are often made from ceramic for a natural aesthetic, but they can also be made from metal. We recommend porcelain bridges because they are strong and durable and they match the colour of natural teeth so you can’t tell the difference between the bridge and the rest of the teeth.
Dental bridge treatment
Dental bridge treatment is quick, simple and painless. Before treatment begins, we will create an impression of your teeth and this will be used to create your bespoke restoration by highly trained dental technicians. We will also talk you through the process and answer any questions you have. Once your bridge has been crafted, we can then fit it. Fitting the bridge is not painful and we will simply place it in the relevant position and then secure it firmly. Once it is in place, it can only be removed by your dentist. Bridges should last around 10-15 years if they are well looked-after.
April 6th, 2012
When you are in the throws of tooth loss in London SE1, the idea of any treatment afterwards may sound anything other than glorious, but when you see the gap finally filled, you may well think differently. Dental bridges have been around for ages but that’s for a very good reason- they are brilliant and that fact alone means that they work superbly for anyone suffering from tooth loss. The procedure is very simple; first, your dentist will ascertain where your tooth has been lost and then come up with the type of bridge you need. If you have lost a tooth at the back of the mouth, you will require a cantilever bridge- one that can be bonded onto an adjacent tooth using wires and resin. The most common however is replacing a tooth among a line of other teeth- the Maryland. This involves a fitting where the new tooth is bonded to two crowns that are then cemented over the adjacent teeth either side of the gap. The beauty about this treatment, other than the vanity issues, is that replacing the tooth keeps the health of your mouth on track and prevents any further issues such as infection and movement in the remaining teeth from happening. Sure, they take extra vigilance when cleaning your teeth, but boy, it really is worth it in the long run.
March 6th, 2012
Tooth loss is always damaging both from a psychological aspect and a vanity one, but that is no reason at all to accept it and feel that it is just down to youthful exuberance or old age. However you have lost your teeth in south east London, you should really consider getting it rectified as soon as possible and there is no better way than having a dental bridge fitted; it will not only enhance your smile, but it will also keep your teeth and gums healthy in the long run. It is a very versatile treatment that has proved itself for decades and one of the more cheaper options as well. There are a few types of bridges available to choose from but as a patient, you should confer with your dentist as to the best option to go for, as their design is governed by where in the mouth the tooth/teeth have been lost. Once you have been fitted, you need to be more attentive to how you clean your teeth, as cleaning around a bridge can be quite tricky at first but if you persevere, your bridge will serve you for years to come and after a while, they will feel part of your oral family.
September 23rd, 2011
Losing a tooth can be traumatic at the best of times in London SE1, but the complications that come with it afterwards can lead to a total breakdown in the mouth and affect the rest of the teeth that remain. Tooth loss can lead to infection in the mouth and further loss in the long run; one of the ways to counter this is to have a dental bridge fitted. Bridges have been around for decades and have proven themselves to be one of the cheapest and most affective ways of plugging the hole. Bridges come in various guises and what you require depends where the tooth has been lost. If a tooth has been lost at the back of the mouth, the bridge that will be fitted will consist of a series of wires and resin bonding to attach the new ‘tooth’ to the adjacent tooth that remains. If however, the tooth is lost amongst a line of others, the two surrounding teeth can be the housing for the new tooth. Essentially, the new tooth is cemented onto the adjacent teeth, pretty much like having a crown fitted. The point about dental bridges is that they are durable and can last you up to 15 years but they do come at a cost- your dental hygiene program has to change. Looking after your teeth after a bridge has been fitted is a bit of an art-form and to keep your teeth free from infection in the future requires attention to detail, especially when it comes to cleaning in and around the bridge. But help is always around in the shape of your dentist; they will be there to give you all the help and advice you need when it come to the after-care a bridge requires.
April 15th, 2011
When you lose a tooth, it can affect your mouth in many ways. For starters, it can lead to further tooth loss, but it can also expose your mouth to the risk of gum disease, tooth decay and bone loss; let alone the more immediate problems to speech, chewing and biting. Bridges are available all around London’s SE1, but there are certain factors that affect the fitting. A bridge can span a gap of up to three teeth, but to attach them, they are reliant on the remaining teeth being strong and healthy to support the crowns and the bridge. Once you have been measured up, the fitting of a bridge is fairly straight forward and can be done in a few sittings with your dentist and if you look after it, a bridge can last you up to 15 years, but they do require special attention when it comes to general oral hygiene and cleaning; your dentist will advise you on how to look after your new fitting. The bonuses of having a bridge however, other that the health implications, is also cosmetic. They can retain the shape of your face, they can restore the look of your smile and give you added comfort when eating. Most of all, if your of a vain nature, they can restore your aesthetic allure, for they look very natural in the mouth and this can restore your self confidence that may have been damaged when you lost the tooth, or teeth in the first place.
March 30th, 2011
Losing a tooth or teeth could seem like the end of the world to some of us in trendy London’s SE1. Well, forgetting your vanity levels, you may like to get the gap filled quite quickly to stop other problems arising in the mouth, such as teeth movement and gum disease. One of the most popular and cheaper methods is to have a bridge fitted. A bridge can be made to measure and colour coded to look as if the tooth was never lost in the first place, and being a treatment that has been around a long time and that has become more refined, a bridge has a proven history. Cleaning is important once you’ve had your bridge fitted and a dentist will advise you on specialist brushes to use, depending on the type of bridge you require and where it is fitted into the mouth. They can be bonded in with resins and wires, or you can have a new tooth attached to adjacent crowns and then cemented onto the remaining teeth with a very straight forward procedure requiring nothing more than a local anesthetic. But if you look after your bridge they can see you into old age, especially if they are supported with a by a mini-implant. Having a bridge can restore the look and health to your mouth- what price vanity and health at around £300 eh?
September 2nd, 2010
A Dental Bridge is a false tooth, it could best be described as a permanently fixed denture, says a South East London dentist. The bridge is exactly what it says it is. When a tooth is lost it leaves a gap, and this is generally filled with a false tooth to keep eating habits and the smile in pristine condition. The bridge consists of three or more teeth, all of which are usually made from Porcelain and joined together. The teeth on the edges are also hollow as they will fit over the good teeth either side of the gap. These are called anchors and hold the bridge tooth in position like a suspension bridge. The dentist will first take digital photos and send them to the dental technician for the bridge to be made, in fitting the bridge they will need to grind down the edge teeth to the same dimensions as the inside of the anchor teeth. The bridge is fitted and cemented in, then polished to blend the join in. The teeth can be used almost immediately and within a few weeks many patients forget they even have a false tooth. The fixture is permanent, but a damaged bridge is easily replaced, they also need no special looking after, as a denture does. You simply clean and floss them as usual. They will get a polish and the usual clean up to remove tartar when you visit your dentist for the six monthly check up. The practice dental hygiene nurse will give you more advice on caring for a bridge.
August 1st, 2010
You may have heard the phrase dental bridge but very few people actually know what they are. A dental bridge is a dental procedure used to restore the appearance of a knocked out or lost tooth. Teeth can be lost for many reasons ranging from a blow to the face or simply as the result of poor oral hygiene. This can often leave a big hole in the teeth that looks unattractive and can cause a build up of damaging plaque and bacteria. London SE1 dentists always recommend that you replace missing teeth as soon as possible, not just for the aesthetic results but also because it benefits the health of the teeth around it.
A dental bridge is one of the most successful ways of restoring a lost tooth, making the dental arc complete and restoring the functionality of a real tooth. The bridge is usually made up of two dental crowns, one on each side of the missing tooth, which support the bridging tooth (also known as a pontic, from the Latin word for bridge). The crowns are cemented in place and act as a strong and sturdy support for the pontic, which is secured with dental bonding and metal strips.
When set in place, the dental bridge will look and feel like a real tooth and if properly cared for, can last as long as fifteen years (although the average is closer to ten years). However, for over a decade you can be secure in the knowledge that your smile has been restored and that you can use all your teeth once more. Dental bridges are available at all dentists including your local London SE1 dentist.
May 3rd, 2010
A dental bridge is a form of dental prosthetic that replaces a tooth or teeth that have been lost to dental decay or physical trauma. It consists of an artificial tooth attached either side of the missing tooth either by dental crowns, or if the teeth are in good condition, with resin-bonded metal strips.
Missing teeth can be very troublesome not to mention painful. They can cause long-term problems that can affect all the other teeth in the mouth as well as the joints and muscles of the face and neck. This happens when teeth rotate and shift into the space created by the missing tooth. This causes interruptions in the way the top and bottom teeth sit together, also known as bite. This can be a great source of irritation and can eventually lead to a very unpleasant jaw condition called TMJ.
It is therefore very important to replace the missing tooth as soon as possible. Dental bridges have been around for a long time but recent improvements in dental technology have led to improvements in treatment. The artificial tooth, known as the pontic, can be made from porcelain and chosen to closely match the colour of the other teeth for a more realistic appearance. A bridge will take several visits to a London SE1 dentist to fit, especially if the bridge is being attached using crowns.
Once fitted, the bridge may take some getting used to when talking and eating but after a while will be able to achieve almost everything possible with a real tooth and the cosmetic appearance of the teeth will have been fully restored. Dental bridges can last up to twenty years if properly maintained and cleaned regularly like other teeth. It is also advisable to make regular trips to the dentist to examine the bridge for any signs of weakness.
March 7th, 2010
A dentist from SE1 in London explaining the procedure and the definition of a Dental Bridge, says that it is quite a simple procedure to perform. A Dental Bridge is exactly what it appears to be, a bridge that covers an area of the teeth line to join a gap. The gap is usually cause by the extraction of a bad or damaged tooth, the false tooth is made up and attached to two other false teeth either side. The two teeth either side of the gap are ground down to facilitate the side teeth and literally rest on top of them, the replaced tooth then fills the gap. They are known as a Pontic from the French and Latin word for a bridge. The procedure is quite simple and is usually pain and discomfort free, albeit the patient will need a little time to get used to the new tooth. The bridge helps to fill gaps where food and bacteria can accumulate and cause gum disease, it also assists in cases where the smile and even the face may be distorted due to a missing tooth. This is a preventative method of dental care as opposed to a purely cosmetic one, and it is essential in all cases of missing teeth to prevent other problems occurring later on. The most common type of Dental Bridges in use is the fixed bridge, which consists of a metal base covered in a porcelain coating and fixed permanently to the line of teeth with a cement solution. Other types are made of plastic and are again fitted using an invisible solution of resin, this includes the Maryland Bridge. The other common type is a Cantilever Bridge which is used when there is only one tooth available to anchor to.