A gap in your smile can impact your self-confidence, appearance, and bite. Adjacent teeth often drift into the space making it difficult to clean between them and causing your bite to become misaligned.
A fixed dental bridge is an excellent and natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge is a prosthetic appliance used to fill a gap left behind after one or more teeth have been lost or extracted.
Some bridges replace one tooth, while others can replace several missing teeth. A bridge is anchored in place by two healthy teeth or crowns on either side of the gap.
You will need at least 2 dental visits to complete the procedure. During your first visit, your dentist will prepare the abutment teeth. This process involves reshaping the teeth to prepare them for the placement of the crowns.
You will have an impression taken that will be used to create your custom-made bridge at a dental lab. You may be fitted with a temporary bridge or crowns during this time.
At the second appointment, the temporary bridge will be removed, and your permanent bridge will be cemented in place. You may require a follow-up appointment to check the fit is comfortable and secure.
There are several types of bridges and a variety of materials to choose from such as porcelain or porcelain and metal. Your dentist can help you determine which type of bridge and materialare most suitable for your unique situation.
Your dentist will instruct you on how to care for your bridge. Practising good oral hygiene is important. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss between the bridge and your gums, and use an antiseptic mouthwash.
Dental Practices across the UK were allowed to open their doors to patients on the 8th June and we are pleased to announce The Rightwell East Dental Practice is open to offer a limited range of dental treatments.
The treatments available depend on the official advice of the Government and Chief Dental Officer for England.
Prioritising patients in need
The Rightwell East Dental practice is open to see patients, however, due to strict social distancing protocols and limitations of PPE, we are only able to see emergency patients who have been phone triaged by our team. People in the greatest need of seeing a dentist will be seen first and we will prioritise all emergency appointments before any routine appointments are made.
Please do not visit the practice without a pre-arranged appointment, as you will not be seen. In the interest of safety to our staff and other patients, only patients that have been triaged on the telephone will be offered an appointment to attend the practice.
If you have a routine appointment scheduled at the practice in the future please call us on 01733 333990 prior to attending as this may have to be rescheduled in line with government guidance.
Speak to us if you need support
Please continue to call us for advice about any dental issues. Our teams are always available to offer you support by phone and will advise when you may be able to be seen if you are in pain.
Protective measures in practice
Our first priority is always the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues. We have made some changes in our practices to ensure your safety. Our reception team will explain these to you when the appointment is made.