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How Liverpool Dental Spa can Bridge the Gap between Teeth

Friday, January 26th, 2018

If you have a missing tooth, you may be considering your options. We strongly recommend replacing lost teeth for many reasons, and we offer some excellent treatments. Missing teeth can affect the aesthetic of the smile and your confidence, but they can also have a negative impact on your oral health. We are delighted to offer patients in Liverpool an array of fantastic tooth replacement options, including dental bridges.

What exactly is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a form of restoration, which is used to fill gaps when a tooth has been lost through injury or dental disease. The aim of the bridge is to literally bridge the gap between the remaining teeth. The most common type of bridge is a traditional fixed bridge. This type of bridge is made from a false tooth, which is fused to a crown on each side. Bridges can be made from ceramics, which produces a very natural and lifelike aesthetic.

The benefits of a dental bridge

Dental bridges offer a wealth of benefits for patients who are missing one or more natural teeth. Bridges are much more affordable than dental implants and they can be fitted in just 2 appointments. As they are made from ceramics, bridges are also very discreet and you won’t be able to spot the difference between the bridge and the natural teeth. Bridges are also more convenient than dentures and they should last up to 15 years if they are well looked-after.

If you have a missing tooth and you’re exploring your options, our friendly dentists will be happy to provide you with information about bridges, discuss alternatives and answer any questions you have. Call us today or pop in and see us if you’re in town.

Dentures Feel Loose? How Dental Implants Could Help You        

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Do you wear dentures? Have you found that your dentures sometimes feel loose? Are you worried about eating in public or have your dentures started to become painful? If you’ve experienced any of these common denture problems, we may have the solution you’ve been searching for: dental implants.

About dental implants

Dental implants are small titanium devices, which are designed to replace the root of a missing tooth. Because of their versatility, they can replace either a single or multiple missing teeth, and they offer a host of advantages for patients who have lost some or all of their natural teeth. One of the best things about dental implants is their versatility. Once the implant has been placed in a socket in the jaw bone, it can then be attached to a crown, a dental bridge or a denture.

The benefits of stabilised dentures

Usually, dentures are secured by the natural suction power provided by the gums. With stabilised dentures, the dentures are held in place by dental implants. With implants, the denture is supported in the same way as a natural, healthy tooth would be anchored by a strong root. With implants there to stabilise the denture, there’s no risk of the dentures slipping or becoming loose, and you can enjoy eating in public without any anxiety at all. There’s no risk of the denture causing irritation as a result of it not fitting properly and you can also enjoy enhanced bite power.

If you’re interested in finding out more about dentures and dental implants, call us now and book an appointment.

Bridge the Gap Towards a New Smile

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

If you have missing teeth, replacing them can bring all kinds of benefits. A dental bridge can offer a solution to patients with a single missing tooth or a number of gaps in the smile. If you’ve lost a tooth, why not call and find out more now?

About dental bridges

Dental bridges are an effective solution for missing teeth. They aim to bridge the gap between remaining teeth when natural teeth have been lost as a result of decay, gum disease or accidental injury. There are various types of dental bridge, but the most commonly used device is a traditional fixed bridge. This restoration consists of a pontic, a false tooth, which is fused to a crown on either side.

Dental bridges can be made from an array of different materials. Porcelain is a popular choice, as it matches the natural tooth colour.

How is a bridge fitted?

We can usually fit a bridge over the course of two appointments. During the first session, we’ll create a mould, which will be used to create your bespoke bridge. We send the mould away, and highly-skilled dental technicians create your bridge. When the bridge is ready, we can then place it. Once it’s in the right position, we will secure it firmly.

How long should a bridge last?

Bridges can last up to fifteen years if they are looked after properly. Once your bridge has been fitted, you should care for it as you do your natural teeth. When you have a check-up, we will have a good look at the bridge to make sure everything is as it should be.

Is a bridge the best option for me?

Dental bridges are not the only tooth replacement treatment we offer; we also provide custom-made dentures and dental implants. If you have missing teeth, we will go through all the treatment options with you and discuss the pros and cons of each. You can ask as many questions as you like, and hopefully, we’ll be able to help you decide which treatment is best for you.


Bridging the Gap Towards a Sensational Summer

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Gaps in the smile can take away our cheer, but you don’t need to put up with a gappy smile this summer. With our dazzling dental bridges, we can fill gaps and restore your smile ready for the sizzling celebrations.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a restorative treatment  used to replace a missing tooth. There are different types of bridge, but most commonly, a bridge is made from an artificial tooth with a new crown on either side. The bridge is fused to the neighbouring teeth and we recommend ceramics to provide a truly natural look.

Bridge treatment usually involves two sessions over two to three weeks. In the first session you will plan your treatment ready to be placed in the second session. Your bridge will be custom-made just for you and can be made from ceramics so your new tooth looks as natural as the rest of them!

How long will a dental bridge last?

As long as you look after your bridge, it should last for up to 15 years.

Bridge-tastic benefits

Even a single missing tooth can have a massive impact on the way your smile looks, not to mention your oral health, and this can lead to low self-esteem. Bridges are a simple, affordable way to replace missing teeth and you’ll have a restored smile in just two weeks.

Once a bridge is in place, it will act like a natural tooth and should last for more than a decade. Bridges are designed to look just like natural teeth and blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. A bridge will not only restore your smile, but your confidence too.

Learn All About Dental Bridges

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

If you have a missing tooth, there’s no need to panic. We offer a range of tooth replacement treatments including dental bridges.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a form of restoration used to restore the smile. There are different types of bridge available, including a traditional fixed bridge, a cantilever bridge and a Maryland bridge. Traditional fixed bridges are the most commonly used type of bridge and they consist of a false tooth anchored in place by two crowns. The type of bridge you choose will often depend on the location of the missing tooth and your general oral health. If you have healthy teeth on one side of the gap, rather than both sides, a cantilever bridge may be recommended, while a Maryland bridge may be the best option for a missing front tooth.

There are various materials that can be used to make a dental bridge, including porcelain, gold and metal alloys. Metal bridges tend to be strong and hard-wearing, but they are highly visible and many people prefer to have ceramic bridges, as they are more aesthetically pleasing.

Why would I need a dental bridge?

You may wish to consider having a dental bridge if you have a missing tooth or a tooth that is severely decayed and requires extraction.

Dental bridges strengthen the teeth and enable you to eat and speak without any problems, as well as making the smile look healthier and more visually appealing.

The procedure

Dental bridge treatment usually involves two sessions, which tend to be two weeks apart. During the first appointment, the mould for the bridge will be created and during the second appointment, the bridge will be fixed into position.

How long do dental bridges last?

Dental bridges are not built to last a lifetime, but they should last for several years. It is important to care for your bridge in order to get the most out of it. Your dentist will explain how to maintain your dental bridge.

Bridge the Gap and Replace Your Missing Tooth

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

At Liverpool Dental Spa we understand that losing a tooth can be very distressing, not just because it makes your smile look less attractive, but also because it makes day to day functions, such as talking and eating, more difficult. Thankfully, we have a range of options available to restore your smile and increase your confidence. One option we offer is a dental bridge.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a form of restoration used to replace a missing tooth. We always recommend replacing missing teeth because gaps in the mouth increase the risk of oral disease and often, they cause the neighbouring teeth to start to move out of position. A dental bridge is made of a false tooth, which is called a pontic, fused to two crowns. The bridge is anchored by the neighbouring teeth and once in place, the false tooth looks exactly like a natural tooth.

Types of dental bridge

There are different types of dental bridge available. Most commonly, the bridge you choose will depend on the location of the gap. The most frequently used bridge is a traditional fixed bridge, however if you have a gap at the front of your mouth, you may be advised to consider a Maryland or resin-bonded bridge. If you have healthy teeth on one side of the gap only, a cantilever bridge may be recommended. In this case, the bridge is attached to two crowns on one side of the gap.

Dental bridges can be made from a variety of materials, including precious and non-precious metals and ceramics, or a combination of both. Ceramic fused to metal bridges are popular because they are strong and hard-wearing, but they blend in with the natural teeth for a realistic aesthetic.

Advantages of dental bridges

Dental bridges are more affordable than dental implants and are designed to last a long time. They are also aesthetically pleasing and restore function to your mouth so you can enjoy good oral health and eat and speak without experiencing any difficulties.

Innovative Treatment For Missing Teeth For Patients In Liverpool

Monday, March 4th, 2013

From the ironic revival of classic rock, to retro Polaroid Smartphone filters and bomber jackets, it seems that nostalgia has been a guiding influence on popular trends of late. One area, however, where nostalgia should be left at the door, is dentistry. For centuries, the only option for replacing missing teeth were dentures, dentures made either from wood or, if we go back far enough, animal bone. Thankfully, in the modern world, we don’t have to worry about splinters or animal rights to quite the same extent when it comes to tooth replacements. In fact, we don’t even have to use dentures! Let us introduce you to ‘the fixed bridge’!

What is a dental Bridge?

Much as a bridge spans a gap in land, so a dental bridge spans the gap in your teeth. The bridge then supports a fake tooth.

Why should I replace a tooth?

Appearance is one reason, but not replacing a tooth can also increase the risk of gum disease, alter the structure of your face and affect the way you speak and eat.

The advantages of a bridge

Well, they certainly avoid the problems with eating, speaking and continuing slippage which are attributed to dentures. Bridges look natural, can last (with care) for well over a decade and can combat the problems most commonly associated with a missing tooth.

Bridge variants

As with transport bridges, there are several types; the traditional fixed bridge is the most common type as it is the most versatile. It is anchored via crowns on the two surrounding, healthy teeth and will require the surrounding teeth to be shaved slightly. The Cantilever bridge operates like a fixed bridge, except it is only anchored to one tooth. This has less of an impact on healthy teeth, but also allows a bridge to be fitted if you only have healthy tooth nearby. Being attached only to one side, however, limits the bridge’s use to areas of the mouth which are under less stress. The Maryland Bridge uses metal bands, rather than crowns, and so has no negative impact on surrounding teeth. This does, however, limit its use mostly to the front teeth and other low stress areas. For more information on bridge options, please contact the team at Liverpool Dental Spa in the city of Liverpool.


Dental Bridges To “Bridge The Gap” For Patients In Liverpool

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Dental bridges are used to replace a single or multiple teeth to restore the natural and healthy smile damaged by teeth loss. Dental bridges do not require partial denture or dental implants to be fixed in the mouth.

Bridges come in several forms and can be made out of several different kinds of materials. The choice of material depends on the overall oral heath, location of the lost teeth and the strength of the teeth that are located adjacent to the area where the tooth has been lost from.

Types of bridges

Traditional fixed bridge:  This type of bridge is used when there is a healthy tooth on both sides of the tooth gap. The false tooth known as “pontic” is fused between two crowns and is then attached to the healthy teeth on both the sides.  These bridges can be taken out of the mouth just like partial dentures can be removed.

Cantilever bridge: If the location of the tooth that has been lost falls in the area where stress is comparatively less, for example the front teeth area, cantilever bridges could be used. Also if there is a healthy tooth only on one side of the lost tooth area Cantilever bridges could be used, as the crown will be placed on one or more natural tooth on one side.

Maryland bridge:  Maryland bridges have become very popular since they require very few adjustments to be done on the surrounding teeth during the placement of the bridge. They are made out of special resins which are attached to the enamel of the teeth and a metal frame. Due to the structure of the bridge, they are much stronger than their conventional counterparts. Additionally, the inner part of the tooth called the dentin will remain unexposed due to the minimal adjustment requirements. This minimises the probability of experiencing sensitivity in the teeth after the completion of the procedure. The teeth surrounding the lost tooth do not have to be altered with this type of bridge and the procedure is generally reversible.

For more information on dental bridges please contact Liverpool Dental Spa today!



Liverpool Patients with a Gap in Their Smile can Find the Treatment they need with a Dental Bridge

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Losing a tooth is never a pleasant experience and the effects of the tooth loss can, however, go way beyond the cosmetic: Your speech, your bite and even the shape of your face can be significantly altered by the loss of a tooth! Not to mention the increased risk of gum disease.

The three types of Dental Bridge

This is where dental bridges come in: Bridges are essentially false teeth that are anchored onto the neighbouring teeth in order to hold them in place. Dental bridges come in three types: The traditional fixed bridge (the most common type), the resin-bonded or ‘Maryland’-bonded bridge and the cantilever bridge.

Which bridge is most appropriate tends to be determined by the health of the surrounding teeth and the size of your gap. Cantilever bridges, for example, are best used when there is a healthy tooth on only one side of the gap. This bridge is anchored to only one tooth, on one side, and so is best used on ‘low stress’ areas, such as the front teeth.

Fixed bridges, the popular ones, can be used anywhere but require crowns to be attached to the teeth on each side of the gap. The resin bonded bridges, however, do not require crowns on the surrounding teeth, which can be handy when these teeth are perfectly healthy. These types of bridge, like the cantilevers, are best suited to areas, such as the front teeth, as there is less stress upon the teeth.

Bridges generally last up to 15 years, but this requires a good oral hygiene routine, which you must use daily, to ensure the longevity of your dental bridge.

Come and ask

If you have any queries, make sure to book a consultation with a Liverpool dentist! We will be more than happy to talk you through the variety of bridges available and which would be best for you.



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