Missing teeth destroying your confidence? Try dental bridges in Bishop’s Stortford
Dental bridges are a popular treatment option for those with missing teeth, bridging the gap between existing teeth for an end result that looks, performs and feels just like your natural teeth.
Unlike dental implants which are fixed into place with a titanium screw directly into the jawbone, dental bridges consist of false teeth, which are bonded to the surrounding teeth on either side of the gap for a full and healthy-looking smile.
Restore your natural smile
Here at Hockerill Dental, we understand how important your smile is. Not only is it a crucial part of your everyday life, but it can also have the power to reinstate your confidence and self-esteem. That’s why we ensure our bridges are tailor-made to compliment your existing natural teeth with accurate colour matching, making it almost impossible to tell the difference.
Whilst there are a range of dental treatments on offer for those with missing teeth, the benefits of opting for a dental bridge include:
- Easy colour matching with your existing teeth colour for a natural-looking smile
- Ability to help maintain facial structure
- Improves bite
- Can help to reduce the risk of bone loss in the jaw
- Offers a low maintenance option
- Feels natural in the mouth
Dental bridges for nervous patients
We appreciate that for some, coming to the dentist for any kind of treatment can be daunting and frightening – particularly if it has been a while since you last visited. The good news is that here at Hockerill Dental, the team at our dentists in Bishop’s Stortford are extremely warm, welcoming and understanding.
We have been working with patients across Hertfordshire since 1960, and we are particularly accustomed to dealing with patients who are fearful of the dentist. Our environment is not overly clinical and instead offers a warm, calming and professional setting for you to talk through your worries with our team.
If you’ve been suffering from missing teeth for some time because of your fears, do get in touch with our friendly team who would be more than happy to put your mind at ease.
A bridge improves the way you look, bite and chew, and as it can be matched to the natural colour of your teeth, you’ll soon forget that you have anything missing. With proper care, they last for many years.
Being told what’s going on in my mouth and explaining it in a language that I could understand was great. To find an understanding and caring dentist is great. He and his team helped me face my fear, they listen and are kind and caring, and that gave me the courage to just do it. I look forward to getting to the point of smiling with confidence and showing my new found smile. Thank you, Stuart.
Dental Bridges FAQs
How long do dental bridges last?
Dental bridges are a popular option for tooth loss because, if well taken care of, they can last for several years. Many of our patients who attend regular check-ups and maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine at home have their bridges in place without issue for upwards of 15 years. That said, there are things you can do yourself that will ensure your dental bridge lasts for many years, including:
- Brushing and flossing twice a day to remove any build-up of plaque
- Continue seeing your dentist for six-monthly check-ups, or more if advised otherwise
- Maintaining a healthy diet, and avoiding some food and drink that could cause damage to your dental bridge. Your dentist will be able to advise you on the best diet for your dental bridge
Whilst we appreciate that opting for dental bridges in Bishops Stortford can be quite the investment, with the proper care and support from your dentist, you should find that it addresses the issues you have and more for many years to come.
How many teeth can be on a bridge?
If you have a few or just one missing tooth and have now been left with a gapped smile, a dental bridge might be the perfect solution. Typically, you can get from one up to four teeth on a dental bridge, and they are then bonded to your remaining healthy teeth to create the appearance and feel of a full smile.
If you’re unsure whether a dental bridge is the right option for you, our dental team can help. Simply book an initial appointment, and we will take it from there.
Do dental bridges hurt?
The process of getting a dental bridge is relatively straightforward and shouldn’t be painful at all. If you’re worried about this, we can offer numbing of the area, which should take away any risk of pain or discomfort and allow you to relax during the entirety of the procedure.
It is normal to feel some discomfort after your new dental bridge has been fitted, but this is very common and should subside as the area heals and settles.
Does a dental bridge look natural?
Yes! Here at Hockerill Dental, we work hard to ensure your new smile looks and feels as natural as it would if they were your own teeth. All of our dental bridges in Bishops Stortford are colour matched with your existing teeth, and shaped to match so that they don’t look out of place. We also take detailed impressions beforehand, which helps to ensure that the positioning of your new teeth is perfectly in line, and comfortable.
Your dentist will be able to talk you through this in more detail during your initial consultation.