Bridges & Dentures – Genix Healthcare

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.

Bridges timeline:

A typical customer journey

  • We’ll assess your teeth to find out if you’re suitable for a bridge.
  • If any treatments are required before fitting your bridge, we’ll carry these out.
  • We’ll take an impression of your tooth and send it to our laboratory.
  • We’ll fit you with a temporary bridge.
  • We’ll fit your permanent bridge – and, if you’re happy with it, we’ll secure it into place.

Dentures timeline:

A typical customer journey

  • We’ll make an impression of your remaining teeth and send it to our laboratory.
  • A replica of your denture will be placed in your mouth to check the fit and appearance.
  • Once the finished denture arrives, you’ll attend a fitting session to check the size, shape and look of your denture.
  • If necessary, we’ll make further appointments until you’re completely happy with your new denture.