Ceramic Bridges in Stockport
Losing a tooth through dental decay, gum disease or a knock or fall can be emotionally traumatic. It can also affect the way you look and the way you speak, as well as reducing your ability to chew. To make matters worse, the gap left by the missing tooth can strain the remaining teeth on either side causing them to tip into the gap, putting them under additional strain and allowing food debris to collect and cause further decay.
In order to improve appearance and retain function it is sometimes beneficial to have the gap restored by the placement of a dental bridge.
Where a tooth is missing it can be replaced by attaching a false tooth into the gap. Unlike traditional plates or dentures bridges are designed to stay in place and not be removed by the patient. Dental bridges are held in place by using the tooth or teeth on either side of the gap as an anchor for the false tooth. If a dental bridge is designed well and maintained properly the typical lifespan of the bridge would be 10 to 15 years.
Should you feel that you need a bridge or are interested please contact Unidental, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this and other treatments.