It isn’t unusual to lose a tooth due to an accident or gum disease; it can affect your smile and confidence if you have a gap.

These unfilled spaces, as well as affecting your appearance, can put a strain on the other teeth and may cause the surrounding teeth to rotate and drift out of position, causing a host of problems including encouraging your remaining teeth to grow crookedly. a bad bite, hard to clean teeth, gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Your speech can also be affected by a missing tooth.

In many cases, a missing tooth can be replaced with a dental bridge, so natural-looking that most people will not even notice the difference.

A dental bridge is basically just a false tooth to replace a missing one, and it is called a bridge because it is kept in place with two crowns on either side of it. It should function just as well as if they were your natural teeth.

Each person is different and each has a unique smile, bringing a challenge for fitting a bridge. So your dentist will take a mould of your teeth and a made-to-measure bridge can then be created in a laboratory. We will also colour-match your teeth so that the newly created bridge will match perfectly to your existing, natural teeth.

Before a bridge can be made, the tooth, or teeth, adjacent to the missing tooth must be reduced in size so that the bridge will fit over it properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth, one on either side of the gap. These two anchorage teeth are called abutment teeth and a false tooth in between. Dental brides are supported by natural teeth or implants.
They restore your smile, restore your ability to properly chew and speak, maintain the shape of your face, and prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Bridges are made, like crowns, from porcelain bonded to precious metal, all ceramic or gold. Your dentist will discuss with you the different materials and options that you have.
The benefits of Bridges:
• Will restore the ability to properly chew and speak
• They will maintain the shape of your face
• Restoration of your smile
• They correct and re-distribute the normal bite force, compromised by your missing teeth.

Patient Testimonials

See what our patients say about their experience here with us at East End Lodge.

Marilyn – Various Treatments

“I felt that treatment’s been really good from start to finish. I’ve been a patient here for probably over about 13 years, 14 years maybe, and every time I need to have a course of treatment, the appointments are really prompt, fit in around your lifestyle and around you when you can make it.

They explain everything, reassure you, make you feel not so worried about coming to the dentist, it can be quite a scary thing, they are really welcoming and put you at your ease.

Before, I used to be really conscious about my teeth and I didn’t like to smile very much, but they’ve been really quite good to me here. Seeing the hygienist has given me a confidence back that my teeth look quite nice.

I would recommend this practice to anybody that was looking for dentists, because, as I say, they’re really well organized, they always try to fit you in if you’ve got a problem. The staff are really friendly and welcoming, and I always feel well looked after.”

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