A bridge is a treatment option to replace a gap created by missing teeth. A Bridge is usually created from precious metal, porcelain or ceramic. They can either be attached directly to your natural teeth or to dental implants surrounding the space which originally held the tooth.
Dentures are a basic treatment to replace missing teeth. They are removable and restore functional activity of your mouth. Here are a few dentures we provide:
Acrylic Dentures – People are more familiar with acrylic dentures. The use of saliva and suction aids retention, sometimes a fixative is required. Acrylic dentures are available on the NHS.
Flexi Dentures – pride themselves on their name- they are flexible! They appear similar to acrylic dentures however are made of a thin thermoplastic which feels less bulky when worn.
Cobalt Chrome Dentures – Cobalt chrome dentures and primarily metal-based. When worn they provide an aesthetic, secure and comfortable fit. Due to the metal nature, the material on the palate can be made thinner than conventional acrylic dentures to prevent agitation of the gag reflex. It also conducts heat well-making meals more enjoyable.
Implant retained dentures – dentures are held in with implants to allow you to eat with more confidence.
The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. We can make an artificial crown to reinforce and rebuild severely damaged/ weakened teeth or improve the appearance of heavily filled or broken down teeth.