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.
Following the governments most recent announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 of second national lockdown, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we shall continue to REMAIN OPEN and we endeavour to look after your oral health.
Since our initial opening on 8th June, following the first lockdown, we have implemented strict measures by enhancing our infection control standards to ensure we can continue to practice in a COVID SECURE way for our staff and patients. We now know a lot more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we shall ensure this is revised when any new information is presented so that we can continue to work safely and protect our NHS where possible. As we are a medical facility, all staff will continue to wear PPE and we encourage all patients to adhere to the measures in place on visiting the practice.
We have made it our upmost priority to keep all of our patients and staff safe throughout these challenging times. If you are required to self-isolate or have any Coronavirus symptoms please follow the government guidelines and we would be happy to rearrange your appointment to a suitable alternative.
Can we remind all patients that face masks are mandatory on entering Etwall Dental Practice and your temperature shall be measured by a member of staff at the door.
We hope you and your families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Etwall Dental Team