How Can Bridges Help You?
If you require a more extensive restoration than a crown or have more than one tooth that needs to be repaired, a good solution is a bridge. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base which gives them a solid structure and makes them hard-wearing. If you need a bridge in your smile line, porcelain is usually added to the base to make it look more like real teeth. A bridge helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier because they are fixed and can’t come out.
Some bridges can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implants, if you have several teeth next to each other that are missing. Once you have a bridge fitted at our dentist in Essex, you will have to take extra care of your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free and that you can prevent bad breath.
Is a Dental Bridge in Essex Right For You?
If you have one or more missing teeth, it can have a hugely detrimental impact on your self-esteem and day-to-day life. From what you eat to how you socialise, gaps in your smile can have a long-lasting negative impact. Not only this, but missing teeth can also significantly affect your oral health, often leading to a misaligned bite and eventually even impacting your surrounding healthy teeth as additional strain is placed on them.
A dental bridge can fill the embarrassing gaps that tooth loss leaves behind, restoring not just how your smile looks, but how it feels. With a full smile, you can feel confident, and regain your quality of life that allows you to eat, drink, talk and socialise the way you deserve to.
Affordable Dental Bridges in Essex
We know that dental work can be a huge investment, especially when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Here at Highland View, we’ve worked hard to ensure all of our treatments are as accessible as possible, which is why we offer some of the most competitive prices for dental bridges in Essex and the surrounding area.
We also offer complete transparency when it comes to our fees, as well as having a range of finance options. This means that no matter what your financial situation, you can still benefit from the dental work you want and need.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a dental bridge last?
When well looked after, a dental bridge can last several years. Typically, our patients benefit from up to 15 years or more with their new dental bridge, and there are things you can do to ensure you get the best out of yours by:
- Maintaining good oral hygiene
- Keeping up with regular check-ups with your dentist
Is getting a dental bridge painful?
Although having a dental bridge fitted is invasive, it shouldn’t be painful. Before we start the procedure, we will ensure the area is completely numbed, so the only discomfort you should feel will be the numbing injection. This will ensure you’re comfortable and pain-free for the duration of your treatment.
Does a dental bridge feel natural?
Although it’s completely normal to experience some discomfort at first as the area heals, your dental bridge should eventually feel just the same as your natural teeth did. In some cases where previously a patient has had fillings in their teeth, a dental bridge has felt even better and offered a feeling of restoration.
Does food get stuck under a dental bridge?
Because of the nature of a dental bridge, it is possible for food to become lodged beneath it. This is quite normal, but it’s important to maintain strong oral hygiene and to keep up with dental appointments so that your dentist can make sure no food is stuck beneath your bridge.