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Dental Bridges in Bathgate

Restoring not just missing teeth but also your confidence and oral health

High-quality dental bridges

Improve chewing function, maintain facial structure, and prevent remaining teeth from shifting.

How it works

What are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are a restorative dental treatment used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, which are anchored in place by dental crowns on the adjacent teeth or by dental implants. The bridge spans the gap created by the missing teeth, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits.

Dental bridges help restore the ability to chew and speak properly, maintain the shape of the face, and prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position. They are custom-made to match the natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural appearance.

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The mechanism

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What's so good about it?

The Benefits

1

Restores Functionality

Dental bridges restore the ability to chew and speak properly by filling in the gaps created by missing teeth. This enables individuals to eat a wider variety of foods and speak clearly, improving overall quality of life.
2

Maintains Facial Structure

Missing teeth can cause the face to sag and appear sunken, leading to a prematurely aged appearance. Dental bridges help maintain the natural shape of the face by supporting the facial muscles and preventing bone loss in the jaw.
3

Prevents Teeth Shifting

When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth can shift into the empty space, causing misalignment and bite issues. Dental bridges prevent this shifting by holding the remaining teeth in their correct positions, ensuring a stable and even bite.
4

Improves Aesthetics

Custom-made to match the colour, size, and shape of the surrounding natural teeth, dental bridges blend seamlessly into the smile. This enhances the overall appearance, providing a more confident and attractive smile.
5

Durability and Strength

Dental bridges are typically made from strong materials like porcelain or metal, making them durable and long-lasting. With proper care, a dental bridge can last many years, providing a reliable solution for missing teeth.
6

Easy Maintenance

Dental bridges do not require special care beyond good oral hygiene practices. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups help maintain the health of the bridge and the surrounding teeth, ensuring its longevity.

How Is It Done?

Step-by-Step Process

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Booking a consultation for dental bridges at Iriston House Dental Practice is essential to ensure the best treatment plan for your oral health needs. One of our experienced dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums, discuss your options, and create a personalised treatment plan. This initial step is crucial for achieving optimal results, addressing any concerns, and ensuring the longevity and success of your dental bridge.

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Common Questions

Questions? We've got Answers

How long do dental bridges last?

Dental bridges typically last between 5 to 15 years, depending on the material used and how well they are maintained. Good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups can extend their lifespan.

Are dental bridges noticeable?

Modern dental bridges are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. They are custom-made to match the colour, size, and shape of your existing teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable.

How are dental bridges maintained?

Maintaining dental bridges involves regular brushing and flossing, paying special attention to the area around the bridge. Using an interdental brush or floss threader can help clean hard-to-reach areas.

What materials are used in dental bridges?

Dental bridges can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, gold, or a combination of these. Porcelain and ceramic bridges are popular for their natural appearance, while metal bridges offer greater durability.

How do dental bridges compare to dental implants?

Dental bridges and implants both replace missing teeth, but they differ in approach. Bridges rely on adjacent teeth for support, while implants are anchored into the jawbone. Implants are generally more durable but require surgery and a longer healing time.

Is the procedure for getting a dental bridge painful?

The procedure for getting a dental bridge is typically not painful, as it is performed under local anaesthesia. Some discomfort may be experienced after the procedure, but it can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief.

How many visits are required to get a dental bridge?

Getting a dental bridge usually requires 2 to 3 visits to our dentist. The first visit involves preparing the abutment teeth and taking impressions, while the subsequent visits involve fitting and cementing the bridge.

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Why Choose Us for Dental Bridges

Choosing Iriston House Dental Practice for your dental bridges ensures you receive top-quality care from experienced professionals dedicated to your oral health. Our team uses the latest dental technologies and high-quality materials to create custom bridges that fit seamlessly with your natural teeth.

We prioritise patient comfort and satisfaction, providing personalised treatment plans tailored to your needs. With a commitment to excellence in both general and cosmetic dentistry, we strive to restore not only the function but also the beauty of your smile!

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pm@iristonhouse.co.uk
01506 652135
48 King St, Bathgate EH48 1AY

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