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A smile is priceless. And if you have missing teeth, it can impact your self-esteem and make you too self-conscious to laugh and smile with friends. A dentist can provide you with the right solution to get you smiling again. 

What Is A Dental Bridge? It is a prosthetic device dentists use to bridge or fill a gap caused by one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is mounted on implants or existing teeth and cemented into the correct shape to create a natural smile. The most common bridge is the traditional option, which is made using porcelain fused to either ceramic or metal. A traditional bridge is essentially made up of two crowns with a fake tooth affixed to it. The crowns are then fixed to the natural teeth surrounding the missing tooth or teeth. 

The Difference Between A Dental Bridge And A Partial Denture? 

A partial denture is removable. It consists of a replacement tooth or teeth and is attached to a base that matches the colour of the gums. They’re a great option if you want to replace one or a few teeth. But if you have an entire upper or lower set of teeth missing, you need to start with immediate dentures while a full set is made. 

The biggest difference between the two is that while the partial denture is removable, the bridge is not. The dental bridge provides you with a more permanent solution that becomes part of your natural smile. You don’t need to remove it to treat it or worry about losing it. 

What Are The Benefits Of A Dental Bridge? 

Partial dentures are a potential solution, as well, but in addition to the denture cost and potential for denture repairs, it might be the right choice for you. To help you decide, we’ve compiled some of the biggest benefits of opting for dental bridge treatment. 

  • A dental bridge is an effective way to restore your smile to its natural look.
  • A dental bridge can improve your ability to speak clearly
  • Missing teeth can change the shape of your face, but a dental bridge can maintain it. It also helps keep the remaining teeth in the correct position.
  • A dental bridge can ensure you chew comfortably by distributing the bite force properly. 

The procedure is simple – a dentist will prepare the surrounding teeth for treatment to ensure there is room for the bridge. You will have impressions taken to fit and colour match the bridge, and in the meantime, you’ll wear a temporary bridge. 

How An Expert Can Help 

Whether you are suitable for a dental bridge or not will depend on several factors. A dentist will look at jawbone density, and oral health diagnosis, and discuss your personal preference with you as well. One of the most important aspects of the traditional bridge solution is oral health. As the crowns are fixed to the surrounding natural teeth, those natural teeth must be in tip-top condition. If your existing teeth aren’t healthy teeth, a partial denture or implants may be the more appropriate solution for your individual circumstances. 

It’s up to you to decide which option is right for your needs, but you can make an appointment at the denture clinic to consult a professional. The team at Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic would be happy to provide information about bridges, dentures, emergency denture repairs, and the cost of dentures. You can book a free consultation and enjoy the benefit of AfterPay as well. It’s important to understand all your options before you make a decision on what solution is right for you.

 

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Faqs

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we offer two types of denture, complete and partial. Complete dentures are necessary when all your natural teeth are missing. A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. If you are having extractions, we can also provide you with an immediate denture. This is often an interim denture so you can avoid the embarrassment of being without teeth.

A denture usually lasts between five and seven years. Time and natural changes in the mouth will affect the fit and wear patterns of your denture. If your denture is worn and doesn’t fit as well as it used to, it may require a repair or reline. Having your denture checked every two years will help to ensure a proper fit and by following your denture care instructions, you’ll extend the life of your replacement teeth. 

Dentures don’t last forever. Dentures usually last between 5 to 7 years and need to be relined every 1 to 2 years. Over time dentures become worn and don’t fit as well, so it’s important to reline them regularly. The better you follow your denture care instructions, the longer your replacement teeth will last. 

It is advised that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a check-up and clean. This will help to prevent any major oral health issues from occurring. However, if you have bad breath, bleeding gums, discoloured teeth, cracked or chipped teeth, tooth or jaw pain it is advised to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

At Aesthetic Dental and Denture Clinic, we know attending the dentist can be difficult for nervous and anxious patients. We offer a number of options to help make your next visit as calm and stress-free as possible. Contact us today and a friendly dental technician will be able to give you all the options available. 

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