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Dental Bridges by a South East London dentist

02 / 09 / 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.

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