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Oct 2011
4th
 

Bridging the gap

Missing teeth can be an embarrassing and unsightly issue, especially at the front of the mouth. There are a number of options to replacing the space including a dental bridge.

A bridge is where the adajcent teeth are used to anchor the missing tooth. This may be an excellent option if the adjacent teeth require treatment with dental crowns to protect them or already have successful crowns which could be converted to a bridge.

The following case study demonstrates this exact scenario. A front tooth was lost due to gum disease which left a major cosmetic issue. After careful planning, a dental bridge was provided as an ideal solution to a tricky problem. Below are the before and after photographs.

A missing front tooth. The adjacent teeth have successful dental A missing front tooth. The adjacent teeth have successful dental crowns so a bridge was an ideal solution.

The completed bridge, a fantastic result. The patient can now smile again!The treatment was completed in only 2 visits over a period of only 2 weeks. A highly aesthetic E-max bridge was used, the lab work was completed by Andy Foster Ceramics.

If you have missing teeth and would like to explore the options to replace them, please call us for an initial assessment and full treatment plan and options.

0207 7311162

info@progressivedentistry.co.uk

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