Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP
If you have a gap left behind by one or more missing teeth, you may want to consider a dental bridge to improve the aesthetic look of your smile.
A bridge is typically made from either metal or porcelain or a combination of both, providing a durable and cosmetically pleasing solution for missing teeth.
After administering a local anaesthetic (if needed) your dentist will reshape and contour the healthy natural teeth on either side of the gap. These teeth will be fitted with crowns and provide an anchor for your bridge.
Your dentist will take an impression of the area and send it to a laboratory for a technician to fabricate your bespoke appliance. A temporary bridge is fitted to protect your anchor teeth.
Once your bridge is ready, you will return to have it fitted. The dentist will remove your temporary bridge, and your permanent bridge will be cemented in place for a secure fit.
At Etwall Dental Practice, we also offer cantilever bridges, which attach to just one of your natural teeth. Alternatively, a resin-bonded bridge attaches to the neighbouring teeth using a metal frame rather than crowns.
The lifespan of a bridge depends on the type and material it is made from, as well as how well you take care of your teeth and gums. On average, a bridge should last 5-15 years with proper care.
Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.
Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.
From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.
Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.
We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.
This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.
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