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Dental Bridges in Glasgow

Are you struggling with missing teeth and seeking a reliable solution? Discover the transformative potential of dental bridges at Devonshire Dental Care. Our custom bridges can restore your smile and oral function.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. It consists of two main components: the pontic (artificial tooth) and the abutments (crowns). The crowns are placed on natural teeth or dental implants on either side of the gap, anchoring the pontic in place. Dental bridges restore both the function and aesthetics of the smile by filling the space left by missing teeth, improving chewing ability, and preventing the shifting of adjacent teeth.

Who could benefit from dental bridges?

Dental bridges can benefit individuals who:

  1. Have Missing Teeth: Bridges are a solution for those with one or more missing teeth, providing a fixed prosthetic to restore function and aesthetics.
  2. Seek a Non-Removable Option: Individuals who prefer a non-removable dental restoration often choose bridges for a stable and permanent solution.
  3. Want to Restore Facial Structure: Missing teeth can affect facial structure. Dental bridges help maintain facial integrity by preventing the shifting of adjacent teeth.
  4. Desire Improved Chewing Ability: Bridges enhance chewing efficiency, allowing individuals to enjoy a varied diet without the limitations often experienced with missing teeth.
  5. Prefer a Conservative Approach: For those who want to avoid more extensive procedures like dental implants, bridges offer a conservative yet effective option.
  6. Wish to Enhance Speech: Missing teeth can impact speech. Dental bridges aid in articulation and pronunciation, improving overall speech clarity.
  7. Value Aesthetic Improvement: Bridges not only restore function but also improve the smile’s appearance, boosting confidence and overall dental aesthetics.
  8. Maintain Oral Health: Bridges help distribute the bite forces evenly, preventing strain on remaining natural teeth and promoting better oral health.
  9. Seek Cost-Effective Solutions: Compared to some alternatives, dental bridges offer a cost-effective solution for replacing missing teeth.
  10. Want a Timely Solution: Dental bridges can often be completed more quickly than certain alternatives, providing a timely resolution for those seeking immediate improvements.

Types of dental bridges

There are several types of dental bridges designed to address specific needs. The common types include:

  1. Traditional Bridges: Consist of pontics (artificial teeth) held in place by dental crowns on adjacent natural teeth. Suitable when natural teeth on both sides of the gap are healthy and strong.
  2. Cantilever Bridges: Similar to traditional bridges but supported by dental crowns on only one side of the gap. Used when there is only one adjacent tooth available for support.
  3. Maryland Bridges (Resin-Bonded Bridges): Comprise a pontic held in place by metal or porcelain framework bonded to the backs of adjacent natural teeth. Less invasive as it doesn’t require crowns, making it suitable for specific cases.
  4. Implant-Supported Bridges: Secured to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone. Ideal for replacing multiple missing teeth, providing stability and preventing bone loss.
  5. Hybrid Bridges (Implant-Supported Hybrid Dentures): Combines elements of dental implants and traditional dentures. Implants provide support, while the bridge or denture is fixed in place for a more stable and permanent solution.
  6. Removable Bridges (Partial Dentures): Referred to as removable partial dentures, these bridges can be taken out for cleaning. They include replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base, often supported by metal framework.
Dental Bridges in Glasgow West End - Devonshire Dental Care

The process of getting dental bridges

Embarking on the journey to a complete and confident smile with dental bridges at Devonshire Dental Care involves several essential steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: Begin with a comprehensive consultation with our dental team at Devonshire Dental Care. We assess your oral health, discuss your goals, and determine the most suitable type of dental bridge for your needs.
  2. Treatment Planning: Based on the evaluation, a personalised treatment plan is created. This plan outlines the type of dental bridge, the number of pontics needed, and the overall approach to achieve optimal results.
  3. Tooth Preparation: During the next visit, the abutment teeth (natural teeth or dental implants) that will support the dental bridge are prepared. This involves removing a small amount of enamel to make room for the crowns that will anchor the bridge.
  4. Impressions: Precise impressions of the prepared teeth and the surrounding oral structures are taken. These impressions serve as the basis for crafting a custom-fitted dental bridge that seamlessly blends with your natural teeth.
  5. Temporary Bridge: While the permanent bridge is being fabricated, a temporary bridge may be placed to protect the exposed teeth and maintain functionality.
  6. Bridge Fabrication: Skilled dental technicians use the impressions to craft the dental bridge in a dental laboratory. The bridge is designed to match the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth for a harmonious and natural appearance.
  7. Final Fitting: Once the permanent bridge is ready, you return for its final fitting. Our dentists ensure the bridge fits accurately, the bite is comfortable, and the aesthetics meet your expectations.
  8. Cementation: With your approval, the dental bridge is securely cemented onto the abutment teeth or implants, completing the restoration. Any necessary adjustments are made to ensure a perfect fit.
  9. Post-Care Instructions: Our dental team provides comprehensive post-care instructions to ensure proper maintenance and longevity of your dental bridge. Regular dental check-ups are recommended to monitor the bridge’s condition.
The Process of Getting Dental Bridges in Glasgow West End - Devonshire Dental Care

Frequently asked questions

Why might I need a dental bridge?

You might need a dental bridge if you have missing teeth, as it helps restore your ability to chew and speak properly, improves your smile, and prevents adjacent teeth from shifting.

How is a dental bridge secured in place?

A dental bridge is typically secured in place by attaching it to the natural teeth on either side of the gap, known as abutment teeth.

What materials are used to make dental bridges?

Dental bridges can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, or a combination of these, depending on your specific needs.

How long do dental bridges last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last for 10-15 years or more.

Are dental bridges noticeable?

Modern dental bridges are designed to look natural and blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, making them hardly noticeable.

Is the procedure painful?

Local anaesthesia is used during the procedure, so you should not experience pain. However, you may have some discomfort during the recovery period.

How do I care for a dental bridge?

Maintaining good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, is crucial for the longevity of your dental bridge.

Can I eat normally with a dental bridge?

Yes, you can eat most foods with a dental bridge, but it’s advisable to avoid very hard or sticky foods that could damage it.

Are there any alternatives to dental bridges?

Alternatives to dental bridges include dental implants and partial dentures, depending on your specific situation.

Can I get a dental bridge if I have gum disease?

Our dentist will evaluate your gum health, and if you have gum disease, it will need to be treated before getting a dental bridge.

How long does it take to get a dental bridge?

The process typically takes a few weeks, including impressions, fabrication of the bridge, and fitting it to your teeth.

Can a dental bridge affect my bite force?

A well-fitted dental bridge should not significantly alter bite force, allowing for normal function and comfortable chewing.

Can a dental bridge be used if I have a history of clenching or grinding my teeth?

Individuals with a history of teeth clenching or grinding may need additional measures, such as a nightguard, to protect the bridge and surrounding teeth.

Can a dental bridge prevent teeth shifting?

Yes, a dental bridge stabilizes adjacent teeth, preventing them from shifting into the gap left by the missing tooth.

Can a dental bridge be done without removing adjacent enamel?

Minimal enamel removal is often necessary for tooth preparation, but advances in materials and techniques aim to preserve tooth structure as much as possible.

Can a dental bridge break easily?

While durable, dental bridges can break under extreme force or impact. Avoiding habits like biting hard objects helps prevent breakage.

Can I get a dental bridge if I have had gum recession?

Gum recession may impact the feasibility of a dental bridge. Our dentist will assess the condition and recommend suitable alternatives if necessary.

Can a dental bridge affect the way I chew?

Initially, there may be an adjustment period, but once accustomed, a dental bridge should not significantly impact chewing abilities.

Can a dental bridge make clicking sounds?

Clicking sounds may indicate an issue with the fit or structure. Consult our dentist if you experience any unusual sounds with your dental bridge.

Can a dental bridge trap food underneath?

Properly fitted dental bridges should not trap food if maintained with good oral hygiene practices, including regular cleaning.

Why choose Devonshire Dental Care for dental bridges?

Elevate your smile with confidence at Devonshire Dental Care in Glasgow. Here’s why our dental bridges stand out:

  1. Expertise in Restorative Dentistry: Trust our skilled team with a wealth of experience in restorative dentistry. We specialise in crafting durable and aesthetically pleasing dental bridges.
  2. Personalised Treatment Plans: Your smile is unique, and so is our approach. Benefit from personalised treatment plans tailored to your specific dental needs, ensuring optimal results.
  3. Affordable Dental Bridges: Devonshire Dental Care is committed to making dental care accessible. Our dental bridges start from an affordable £460 per tooth, combining quality with affordability.
  4. State-of-the-Art Technology: Experience the latest advancements in dental technology. Our practice utilises state-of-the-art techniques and materials to ensure precision and longevity in dental bridge procedures.
  5. Patient-Centric Approach: Your comfort and satisfaction are paramount. Experience a patient-centric approach, ensuring a positive and relaxed environment throughout your dental bridge journey.
  6. Comprehensive Dental Services: Beyond dental bridges, our practice offers a comprehensive range of dental services. Whether you need restorative, cosmetic, or preventive care, we’ve got you covered.
  7. Convenient Location: Located in the heart of Glasgow, Devonshire Dental Care provides a central and easily accessible location. Enjoy the convenience of enhancing your smile in a welcoming setting.
Dentist in Glasgow's West End - Devonshire Dental Care

What our patients are saying

Excellent
Based on 237 reviews
Alison O'Hara
Alison O'Hara
2023-11-18
Liam explained the procedure in detail and I felt I was in good hands. No pain at all during or after procedure for teeth implants.
Dave Jones
Dave Jones
2023-11-16
Devonshire Dental Care provides the best dental care that I have ever experienced. I recently developed a bad toothache and after having no sleep overnight, I called them as soon as they opened and not only did Nicola and her team fit me in but also relieved my pain. Nicola also went above and beyond in my opinion when she called me later in the day to see if I was doing ok and to let me know I should come back in if I had any problems. Thank you Nicola and the amazing team at Devonshire Dental, you are outstanding and I cannot recommend you more.
kim o'donnell
kim o'donnell
2023-11-10
Fantastic care and treatment would highly recommend them
Kiara Harkness
Kiara Harkness
2023-11-04
I went to Devonshire on a friend’s recommendation after receiving a treatment plan from another dentist indicating I need 4 fillings. Nicola made me feel at ease from the moment I walked in. Her professionalism is complemented by her friendly demeanour. Nicola advised I only needed 1 filling rather than 4. The filling was done perfectly and looks completely natural. My hygiene appointment was quick and thorough. The staff are really friendly and professional. Having trust in your dentist is so important and seeing Nicola has made me feel glad I came to the practice. I’ll be a returning patient and will recommend to all friends and colleagues.
Janet Mcdougall
Janet Mcdougall
2023-10-12
Professional very knowledgeable about implants.
roger sutcliffe
roger sutcliffe
2023-09-29
First rate practice.
Jill D
Jill D
2023-09-08
I can’t say enough good things about Devonshire dental care and Mr Alan Rennie. Everyone there has a very relaxed and friendly approach, Alan talks you through your treatment options thoroughly and, after seeing him for 10 years I can confirm his work is to a very high stardard. I have been terrified of the dentist my whole life but going to Alan Rennie has really helped calm me down to the point going is much easier.

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