At Edward Byrne, a dental bridge is usually used when a tooth is missing in the mouth. Bridges are typically made of a precious metal base, but white ceramic porcelain is bonded to the ground if the bridge shows.
- It would be best if you replace missing teeth for several reasons. Your appearance is one reason. Another is that the gap left by a missing tooth can mean more significant strain is put on the teeth on either side.
- A gap can also mean your ‘bite’ is affected because the teeth next to the space can lean into the hole and alter how the upper and lower teeth bite together. This can lead to food getting packed into the gap, which causes both decay and gum disease.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth, designed to look and function like your natural teeth and surrounding gum tissues. They are generally made from an acrylic material which is high-strength and durable. If you look after the dentures, this material is unlikely to stain or darken and will remain fresh and natural for many years.
We provide comfortable, natural-looking dentures to suit most budgets that look good and feel comfortable, allowing you to eat without embarrassment advances in denture technology mean that some foods that were off-limits to denture wearers in the past can now be eaten more easily. Socialising with a confident smile benefits those who no longer possess their natural teeth.
If you have several missing teeth and don’t wish to undergo implant treatment, you will benefit from dentures as they support your cheeks and lips. Replacing several missing teeth can reduce the number of lines and wrinkles around your face; this results in a more youthful look and taking years off you.