Dental Bridges Monmouth

A bridge is a fixed unit that that replaces the lost portion of the tooth which is visible in the mouth. They are used to restore a broken, weakened or heavily filled tooth.
Dental Bridges can be used to fill a space or gap in your mouth as long as you have a healthy natural tooth of your own that can be used to hold the bridge in place.

Tooth loss can have a huge impact on your smile, leaving gaps and affecting your bite, speech, and even chewing ability. Luckily, if you are looking to get dental bridges in Monmouth, it can be an excellent option to close the gap and restore functionality to your smile.  Dental bridges are often among the most popular options to replace a missing tooth or teeth. They’re permanent dental fixtures, which means they won’t come out and aren’t removable like dentures or dental implants. We understand the importance of your smile, and are willing to do whatever it takes to help you achieve your dental goals! Whether you need dentures or dental bridges, The Face Space offers extensive dental solutions in Monmouth. If you would like to learn more about dental bridges, we invite you to contact our clinic in Monmouth today!

What Is a Dental Bridge UK?

Dental bridges are a way to replace missing teeth by joining your neighbouring teeth together. Dental bridges also provide extra support for your smile, preventing the deterioration of surrounding teeth. A dental bridge is usually recommended as an effective and natural-looking solution. In addition to restoring your oral health, bridges can also help improve your overall self-confidence. At The Face Space, our highly-trained cosmetic dentists can help you learn more about dental bridges and see if they’re the best option for you. If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists or start the process toward receiving dental implants in Monmouth, call The Face Space today on 01600732086.

What Kind of Metal Is Used in Dental Bridges?

The Face Space uses a variety of dental metals and alloys in its dental bridges. The bridge itself, that bit that sticks out from your mouth, is made from porcelain. Porcelain has several advantages over other materials: it’s strong, durable, easy to clean and resistant to staining. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) bridges are another option; these use a combination of gold or other metal alloys for strength and durability with ceramic for its aesthetic qualities. Porcelain-fused-to-metal bridges tend to be more expensive than other options but also have higher rates of success.

Dental Bridge Procedure 

The process of getting dental bridges involves a few different steps but can be completed in only a few months. For example, your dentist will use x-rays to determine if you have enough bone and healthy teeth to support your dental bridge. If you do, they’ll go ahead with bridge placement. Then, your dentist will remove some of your natural tooth enamel from underneath your gums so that they can fit a crown onto it. They’ll also prepare for your dental bridge by making an impression of where it should sit on your existing teeth and gums. When all is said and done, your new dental bridge will look just like one of your teeth.

How Much Does a Dental Bridge Cost in the UK? 

Dental implants are an affordable option for patients. If you are considering a dental bridge, contact us today and we will be able to tell if you are eligible for the procedure and inform you of how much it will cost according to your oral health. 

How Long Does it Take For a Dental Bridge to Settle?

When you get a dental bridge at The Face Space in Monmouth, you can expect to be able to bite down on food after one to two weeks. But it may take up to three months for your new dental bridge to completely settle into place. Each patient and each dental bridge is different, so healing times vary slightly from person to person.

Dental Bridge FAQs

At The Face Space, we strive to keep our patients well informed. In general, most of our dental bridges last between 5 and 15 years and sometimes more. There are a few things that can affect their longevity, including the alignment of your teeth and jawbone, your diet, and whether or not you smoke.

Once a dental bridge is in place, you’re going to want to keep it protected. A good way to do that is by cleaning it regularly and making sure you brush and floss on both sides of your mouth. If you have a gum infection under your bridge, go to your dentist immediately because they can clear up infections with antibiotics before they get worse. Infections can spread quickly and easily beneath dental bridges so make sure you get treatment right away!

Dental bridges are either fixed or removable. If they are removable, you should take them out during sleep. This will allow the mouth muscles, gums and surrounding teeth to relax. Dental bridges can harbour bacteria, making it difficult for the mouth to clean itself. 

Wearing dental bridges does not mean you will sound muffled or unclear; if you wear them properly and follow instructions, they can even help enhance your speech. Before getting one, however, make sure that you consult with our dentists so that they can guide you through proper maintenance and care of your new teeth. Our dentists will be happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have!

In general, it is easy to keep your bridges in excellent condition. The main thing is to brush your tongue and teeth twice daily with a soft toothbrush, floss regularly and rinse with mouthwash after eating. Your dentist may also recommend that you use an antibacterial mouthwash or rinse daily. This helps prevent bacteria from building up on your dental bridge which can cause bad breath or gum disease. If possible, try not to chew gum too much as chewing puts pressure on both real and false teeth, which can loosen fillings or dentures over time.

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