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Dental bridges: everything you need to know

Updated: Nov 21, 2018

At some point in our lives, most of us will experience some type of tooth damage – cracked teeth, cavities or even broken teeth are the most frequent. Tooth loss can be a stressful experience, but it is good to know that nowadays, there are plenty or natural-looking, long-lasting restorations to help your teeth look as good as new.

If you have lost one or more teeth, you may consider getting dental bridges to fix your smile and boost your self-confidence. At PS Dental Care,we understand how important your smile isfor you and the big difference that this can make to the way you look and feel. We therefore offer dental bridges to restore the appearance and functionality of your teeth.

As their name suggests, bridges are dental devices used to ‘bridge’ the gap between missing teeth with a strong metal framework mounted by artificial teeth. Replacement teeth can be shaped and coloured to match your existing tooth colour. Bridges attach to your teeth on either side of the gap.

Your dentist in Soho will remove some of tooth enamel for a better fit in your mouth. You will then have impressions of your teeth taken that will serve as a mould for the bridge restoration. Optionally, a temporary bridge will be placed in your mouth for the protection of your teeth and gums.

When your bridge is ready to be fitted, your dentist will fix it properly into your mouth. The procedure can be completed in one appointment with your dentist in Soho, but sometimes several meetings are required to adjust proper bite and fit.

Getting used to bridges will take some time, but after adjusting to them, daily activities such as eating and cleaning your teeth are going to be much easier. Your dentist in Soho will advise you to stay away from hard foods immediately after receiving the treatment, but you will be able to enjoy your favourite foods in no time. At the same time, it is really important to take good care of your bridges by brushing at least twice a day.

For more information on bridges in Soho or for a consultation, contact PS Dental Care today.


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