Dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth
Corona Virus – Dental Update
Issue Date: 15/6/2020
Life Dental & Wellbeing is now open.
We are not running at full capacity yet as we are phasing our return to the new normal so please be patient if you are struggling to get through to us or waiting to hear back from you about an appointment. As expected, the way we operate will be a bit different but please do be reassured that we will continue to look after you and your oral health in a safe clinical environment.
If you have a dental appointment in the coming weeks we will be contacting you the day before to talk through the appointment procedure and ensure that you are happy to attend.
If you have a dental emergency please call the practice during normal working hours and we will endeavour to help you, however please be aware that there are some restrictions on the treatments we can undertake during the current Alert Status. Outside normal working hours and at weekends or on Bank Holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you through the Out of Hours service.
We look forward to seeing you 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.