Treatment

Dental Bridges

Do you have one or more missing teeth and want to restore your smile? Our implants can give you the confidence to smile a natural smile.

A dental bridge is a bespoke crafted precision used to cover and rebuild a gap in your teeth. This is done by cementing it over your tooth or implant. Commonly, dental bridges have been ceramic fused to metal. Although thanks to improving technology, materials based on Zirconium are now being used, this has reduced the need for a metal foundation for your bridge. All-ceramic bridges now are the standard in implementing the best aesthetic finish.

Missing Teeth

Restore gaps in the front or back of the mouth with crowns that sit comfortably on dental implants.

Fix Dentures

Dentures can be fixed to secure implants, so you no longer need to remove them at night. This will eliminate any insecurities of wearing dentures.

No Damage

Having dental implants will help support the shape of your face by conserving the bone and avoiding a caved-in appearance from a shrunken jaw.

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An extremely conservative treatment option is the Maryland bridge, this is the method of replacing a missing tooth with an artificial tooth which has been fused to metal ‘wings’. These ‘wings’ are then cemented to the back surface of the teeth either side of the gap, making this an easy on the eye option.

Cantilever Dental Bridge

The Cantilever bridge is primarily used at the front of the mouth, where a lower level of stress forces are present. A Cantilever bridge is the method of anchoring the new false tooth to one of the current adjacent teeth. A more conservative option than a fixed bridge, it is an effective solution for the one missing tooth.

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Traditional Fixed Dental Bridge

The Traditional Fixed Bridge is the most commonly used type of bridge. It consists of at least three units to replace one or more missing teeth. Beginning with both teeth either side of the gap prepared to take the bridge. Once fixed, it cannot be removed.

Implant Supported Dental Bridges

Dental Implants are the most convenient way to replace missing teeth. An implant is carefully set into the bone where the tooth root would initially have been. Once it has fused to the bone, it is then ready to be restored with singular crowns or, in the case of multiple teeth being absent, an implant-supported dental bridge can be used.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dental implants are used for functional and aesthetic reasons to replace teeth that have been lost as a result of trauma, knocked out teeth, tooth decay, gum disease. A suitable patient for implants usually has sufficient quality and quantity of bone, they are in good health and maintain a good oral hygiene routine. However, there are additional procedures such as bone grafts that can help to ensure a successful outcome.

An initial free consultation with Dr Guy Bailey is carried out to outline a full treatment plan, costings and timeframe. A referral will be sent to a local dental practice where they will carry out a CBCT scan. The scan uses the latest technology to assess your bone density and create your individual treatment plan. This scan also helps us to determine the size of the implant and where the implant will be placed in the jaw.

During your placement appointment for dental implants Cheltenham the soft tissues are prepared under local anaesthetic and a hole is drilled into the jawbone in which a titanium dental implant is placed. A healing cap is placed on top of the implant and a temporary appliance is fitted to ensure aesthetic comfortability whilst 2 to 6 months of healing takes place. During this time the bone infuses to the implant ensuring stability when the permanent crown, bridge or denture is fitted.

Dental implants can last a lifetime.

Implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth, they act and feel almost feel like a natural tooth however like a natural tooth they can still be damaged by trauma or affected by gum disease and poor oral hygiene. A dental implant is an investment and therefore like any other dental restoration will need to be looked after. To do this we recommend regular visits with our hygienist to help maintain your dental implant.

Almost anyone who is missing one or more teeth and has good oral health is a candidate for dental implants. However, there are some factors that may affect eligibility, such as smoking, gum disease, and certain medical conditions. Your dentist will evaluate your oral health and overall health to determine if dental implants are right for you.
Dental implants offer several benefits, including improved appearance, improved speech, improved comfort, improved oral health, and improved self-esteem.

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