Bridges and Dentures

If you have a missing tooth, it can create an uncomfortable gap in your mouth when you bite or chew, as well as looking unsightly and placing a strain on the teeth either side of it. A bridge can be placed next to the gap to hold a false tooth in place.

A dental bridge is so called because it is used to bridge the gap created by a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. The gap is bridged by inserting an artificial tooth, known as a pontic, in the gap, which is anchored in place by attaching it to the teeth on either side of the gap, known as abutments, through the use of crowns. They also prevent unnatural stresses on other teeth, prevent drifting and tilting and improve the function .

Although a bridge is an option to deal with a missing tooth ,the other alternative would be to have a dental implant fitted. A dental bridge can only be an option if the supporting teeth on either side of the missing one have sufficient strength to be able to support the bridge

Bridges can help:

Restore/ improve the cosmetics of your smile

Restore your ability to properly chew and speak

Maintain the shape of your face

Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth

Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

Three main types of Bridges available

  1.  Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic (replacement tooth) in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
  2. Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
  3. Maryland bonded bridges (also called a resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland bridge) are made of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.

LS1 work alongside dental technicians that are amongst the best in the industry. They can fabricate a high quality dental bridge that is both natural looking and functional, effectively restoring your teeth to a full, beautiful state of health.

Why not contact the team today – to discuss it further o to arrange a consultation 0113 278 7711

DENTURES

Dentures or false teeth are removable replacements for missing teeth.

Dentures can be made of Acrylic /plastic or metal and are custom made to fit well and be comfortable on your gums.

Complete dentures are used when all of your teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when you still have some natural teeth remaining

There are many alternatives to removable dentures, such as dental implants. These implants hold a special denture firmly in place or are used to attach a permanent, hand-made set of porcelain teeth, which are as solid as real teeth.

LS1 Dentals aim is to provide you with a natural denture that helps work with and improve your own smile ,giving you back the confidence to bite and chew comfortably . Hopefully helping you enjoy your smile again

How are dentures made?

The process takes about three to six weeks and several appointments. Once you and the LS1 team have decided upon what the best type of denture is for you, the general steps are to:

Make a series of impressions of your jaw and take measurements of how your jaws relate to one another and how much space is between them.

Create models, wax forms, and/or plastic patterns in the exact shape and position of the denture to be made. You will “try in” this model several times and the denture will be assessed for colour, shape and fit before the final denture is cast.

Cast a final denture.

Fit final denture – Adjustments will be made as necessary.

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