Devonshire Dental Care has the benefit of having our veneers, crowns and dental bridges made on site by a UK renowned Glasgow dental laboratory. As a result we can have the dental technician at the chair side if required during the preparation and fit phases of the treatments which can be of massive importance. Any changes, special requests or tooth shape and shade preferences can be discussed and implemented with the direct involvement of the patient and ceramist. This helps create the best result possible in each situation.
why should i need to replace missing teeth?
The main reason anybody would want to replace missing teeth is for the sake of appearance. However, a gap caused by a missing tooth may have an effect on more than just your confidence. A gap can cause a strain on neighbouring teeth and can cause them to tilt into the gap, thus resulting in problems with your bite. This can result in food getting caught more easily, which leads to more decay. If several teeth are missing then this can affect the structure and shape of your jaw bone, which can lead to more serious problems.
what materials are bridges made from?
Bridges are typically made from a precious metal base. If the bridge is likely to show whilst smiling then porcelain material can be bonded to the metal base. Sometimes the base can be made more cheaply by using other non-precious metal materials.
will they cost a lot?
Due to the materials being used, dental bridges are not amongst the cheapest dental treatments; however, because bridges tend to last a long time, they are widely seen as a cost effective option. Due to the fact that bridges are crafted by professional technicians and dentists, they are often compared to customised jewellery.
do they require any special care?
The bridge and false tooth need to be cleaned daily, just like your natural teeth, so that issues such as gum disease do not develop. Special brushing equipment, such as TeePee brushes or specialised floss, are sometimes very useful and can be obtained from the practice.
are different types of bridges available?
Yes, there are various types available and all of them use varied fixing methods and materials. Discussing your options with your dentist will allow you to have the most efficient type.Return to the Dental Treatments page