We completely understand how missing teeth can affect self-esteem which is why dental bridges are a great solution to ‘fill the gap’.
Bridges are ideal for people only have one or two teeth missing and do not want a denture. Bridges can be made by crowning the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth in the middle. They are fixed in the same way as crowns and like crowns there a number of options available from all-ceramic or all-porcelain to metal and porcelain fused to metal bridges.
Bridges can also be constructed to fill gaps without crowning the adjacent teeth. These bridges are less damaging as they are chemically bonded onto sound teeth. Your dentist will discuss your suitability for such bridges at your consultation and work with you to provide the perfect solution.
Our highly trained dental professionals use high quality materials and handpicked dental laboratories to create a dental bridge that is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
If you like to get in touch with the team at Plymouth Dental Centre of Excellence or to book an appointment with one of our dentists, please contact us.
Fixed Dental Bridges
A fixed dental bridge is a dental appliance that replaces one or more natural missing teeth, thereby "bridging" the space between two teeth.
Fixed dental bridges are cemented into place next to the (abutment teeth) surrounding teeth on either side of the space. Unlike removable partial dentures, fixed bridges cannot be taken out of the mouth by the patient.
A fixed dental bridge is a device that typically consists of three units, (a pontic) a false tooth fused between two crowns that are cemented onto the abutment teeth. Fixed dental bridges are made of metal and porcelain or sometimes just porcelain.
The Benefits of a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge lets you almost forget you have missing teeth
It can improve the way you look, bite, chew and speak
The teeth can be matched to the colour of your own teeth
A bridge can last many years, if you keep it clean and if there is no accidental damage.
Natural teeth are protected from wear and tear, and from moving or tilting out of line, which could cause your teeth to bite together correctly.
Glass Fibre Bridges
Magdalena has special interest in everStick glass fibre reinforced restorations. The technology has been developed in Finland, where Stick Tech Ltd was founded in 1997 and a glass fibre reinforcement technology was developed by Professor Pekka Vallittu, who directs a research group focusing on fibre reinforced biomaterials at the University of Turku Institute of Dentistry.
Magdalena has been using glass fibres in her everyday practice since 2010.
Thanks to everStick glass fibre reinforced restorations your healthy tooth tissue is saved as much as possible, treatment can be provided on one visit, fibre reinforcements are as strong as metal, are aesthetically pleasing and feel natural (we are using your own teeth after all) and are suitable for anyone allergic to metals as Stick Techs fibres are metal free.
Less irreversible actions are performed on the teeth, so that other treatment options remain available.
Missing or loose teeth are a common problem for patients. Special fibre technology allows Magdalena to save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible, as the fibre reinforcements can often be glued to the surface of the tooth without drilling. The result is very natural.
It is a perfect treatment for patients with gum disease.
If you suffer from gum disease, your moving teeth are very difficult to look after which compromises their wellbeing furthermore. The good news is that they may not need to be removed or replaced with false teeth. Loose teeth can often be stabilized by splinting the teeth together with fibre reinforcement. If you have already lost your tooth but still have it, it can be used in the restoration.
Prices start from £1500. For more information about Glass Fibre Bridges and to know whether you are suitable, please book a consultation today by calling our reception team on 01752 364717 and book in for a £80 consultation with Magdalena.