A missing tooth can negatively affect your confidence and impact the function of your bite. Neighbouring teeth can be compromised and may shift position or become vulnerable to decay, chipping and cracking.
Bridges replace missing teeth by utilising the two teeth either side as support. Because the bridge is permanently attached, it also strengthens the supporting teeth. If you have a missing tooth and are considering replacement options, a bridge can be a cost-effective alternative to dental implants.
The process of getting a bridge involves two appointments. In the first, the surrounding teeth are gently reshaped to allow room for a crown to be fitted over them. Next, impressions of your teeth are made. These are sent to our lab and used to create the new high-quality crowns and bridge. Once this is done, we’ll call you back in for your second appointment to fit your bridge.
To assess your specific needs, here at Epsom Dentalcare, we offer you a complimentary Smile Consultation with one of our qualified dental professionals, Dr Scott Waghorn, Dr James Philpott , Dr John Burford or Dr Lance Mundy who will be happy to help you determine if a bridge is a suitable option for you. During the consultation we can answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment and can highlight the advantages a bridge may offer you.
To find out more about bridges or to book an appointment, contact our friendly receptionists, Alana and Emily on (09) 524 0424 today.