Bridges & Dentures
Why choose a bridge or a denture?
- When missing teeth aren’t replaced, greater strain is placed on neighbouring teeth
- Your ‘bite’ could be affected by missing teeth, making eating or speaking more difficult
- Teeth either side of a gap sometimes lean in to each other which can badly affect the appearance of your smile or bite
Will it hurt?
Bridges are fitted under a local anaesthetic, and should feel no different from a filling.
Meanwhile, preparation for dentures can vary from patient to patient and there may be some discomfort if teeth need to be removed before fitting. However, the dentures themselves won’t cause any pain.
Are bridges and dentures safe?
Most bridges are made from porcelain which is fused to metal or ceramic. These materials are used in most dental procedures – so they are considered perfectly safe, and should have no effect on your health or wellbeing. In addition, our trained staff have years of experience installing bridges and the procedure is usually very straightforward.