Dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth
Corona Virus – Dental Update
Issue Date: 29/05/2020
We are very pleased to announce that Life Dental & Wellbeing will reopen on Monday 8th June.
However there will be some changes to the way we work which we will let you know about in due course, and we would appreciate your patience and understanding whilst we finalise our operating procedures.
In the meantime, if you have a dental problem please phone 07566 781469 between the hours of 9-11am any weekday morning and we will advise you as to how we are able to help.
Outside these hours and at weekends or Bank Holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you through the out of hours service.
We have missed you all very much and would like to thank you for your continued support of the practice and your understanding during what has been a very difficult time behind the scenes.
Take care, stay safe and we really will see you very soon.
Ben Pearson and the team
What does it involve?The reshaping of the teeth next to a gap then taking of moulds to allow the construction of porcelain replacements which when fitted take the place of the missing tooth.
How many appointments?Usually two appointments 1-2 hours long followed by a fitting appointment a fortnight later.
How much does it cost?From £654-£2180 (extensive bridge work can cost considerably more)
What is a Bridge?
Where a tooth has been lost it can be replaced by using a bridge. This is a replacement porcelain tooth which attaches to the teeth on either side of the gap by way of joined crowns, or where possible and more conservatively, by sticking it to the teeth adjacent to the gap.
Is a Bridge right for you?
When assessing whether a bridge is a suitable option for you, we have to ensure that the potential supporting teeth on either side of the gap are capable of carrying the missing tooth or teeth. Assuming they are well supported, the process is similar to the crown procedure. Moulds are taken and the new porcelain bridgework is constructed by our extremely talented Dental Technician Mr Anthony Spencer.
Whilst the bridge is being made we will normally give you a temporary one for two to three weeks after which we will then cement the new bridge in place.