Bridges and Gaps in Surrey, Mulberry Dental Care has the Advice You Need
Tooth loss is a sorry state of affairs in Surrey, by whatever reason it happens. The aftermath however is the more difficult thing to get over; not only is there the shock of how different your mouth looks, there is the complication of further health issues arising in your mouth because of the loss. Though not essential in all cases, generally, it’s advisable to plug up the holes in order to protect your ‘bite’ and relieve pressure on your jaws and a tried and tested method is the use of a dental bridge. They come in many guises, depending on where the tooth loss has occurred. If for example you have lost a tooth at the back of the mouth and there is only a single tooth to bond the replacement to, it will be attached with wires and resin to the adjacent tooth. The more common bridge however is one that sits between to remaining teeth often called the Maryland bridge, the replacement tooth is bonded to two crowns that are then cemented onto two adjacent teeth; this can be used for multiple tooth loss as well, though, often in conjunction with a mini-implant. Whatever bridge you need for tooth loss, they can be a bit hard to clean at first as you will require some special little brushes to get under them, but if cared for, they are a fantastic replacement that will last you a good 15 years or so.