Dental Bridge | Cyncoed | Cardiff | Private Dentist
Dental Bridge in Cyncoed, Cardiff, we'd love to help
Is a missing tooth forcing you to chew?
A dental bridge could be the answer.
As you probably know already, a dental bridge is a bridge that fills in for a missing tooth. Bridges are held in place by the two teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges tend to be easier to fit than implants, meaning that they cost less. However, additional work may be needed to prepare the support teeth before the fitting. Teeth that are due to be extracted can also be replaced with a dental bridge. First of all, we prepare the support teeth for the bridge. When the bridge is fitted, it will give the appearance of three natural teeth. For a bridge to be a viable option, patients must have a healthy tooth on both sides of the gap.
More about Dental Bridge
You may want a bridge but not have the two healthy teeth to support it. Don’t worry! You can choose a dental implant bridge instead. This means that an implant is used to support the bridge instead of a natural tooth.
You will need to replace your dental bridge every five to ten years. If you would prefer a more permanent solution, dental implants may be a better choice.
The cost of a dental bridge depends on the condition of the neighbouring teeth, so it is not always easy to estimate. You should always book an appointment with a hygienist beforehand so that your teeth can be cleaned and checked for gum disease.
First of all, we’ll call you in for a 60 minute consultation. Here we will scan your teeth and send the results to our lab. Our technicians will use the scan to build a bridge that fits your teeth perfectly. This takes about two weeks, but we’ll give you a temporary bridge to wear until then. As soon as we get your bridge back from the lab, we’ll call you in to get it fitted.
There is a special type of dental bridge called a cantilever bridge. This can be used to replace several teeth at once. Unlike a dental bridge, a cantilever bridge only requires one healthy tooth for support.
There are several types of dental bridges, so a preliminary consultation is important. It gives us a chance to scan your teeth and go over your treatment options. We’ll explain the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure and then give you a personalised treatment plan to take home.
Dental Bridge - The Process
Dental Bridge Examination
You probably know the basics already, but it’s a good idea to get as much information as possible. The easiest way is to ask about dental bridges during your next check-up.
Dental Bridge Preparation
We’ll call you in for a 60-minute appointment which we’ll use to prepare your existing teeth for the bridge. We’ll also fill in the gap where the missing tooth was. At the same time, our lab technicians will start work on your bespoke dental bridge. This takes about two weeks to build so we’ll give you a temporary bridge to wear until it’s ready.
Dental Bridge Fitting
As soon as we receive your bridge, we’ll call you in for a short 30-minute session. Half an hour is all we need to remove your temporary bridge and fit your new, bespoke bridge.