Bridges & dentures

Bridges

A dental bridge is usually used when there is a missing tooth in the mouth. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base but if the bridge will show, white ceramic porcelain is then bonded to the base.

  • You should replace missing teeth for a number of reasons. Your appearance is one reason. Another is that the gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain is put on the teeth at either side.
  • A gap can also mean your ‘bite’ is affected, because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together. This can then lead to food getting packed into the gap, which causes both decay and gum disease.

Dentures

Dentures are removable replacements for your missing teeth, designed to look and function like your own natural teeth and surrounding gum tissues. They are generally made from an acrylic material which is high-strength and durable. If you look after the dentures then this material is unlikely to stain or darken and will remain fresh and natural looking for many years.

We provide comfortable, natural-looking dentures to suit most budgets that look good and feel comfortable allowing you to eat without embarrassment advances in denture technology mean that some foods that were off limits to denture wearers in the past, can now be eaten more easily. Socialising with a confident smile is a benefit for those  who no longer possess their natural teeth.

If you have several missing teeth and don't wish to undergo implant treatment, then you will benefit from having dentures as they will provide support for your cheeks and lips. When you replace a number of missing teeth it can reduce the amount of lines and wrinkles around your face, this has the result of making a more youthful look and can  take years off you.