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The Many Ways to Replace Missing Teeth

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

2433646_sAt City Dental we offer many choices for missing teeth treatments. Teeth may be lost due to tooth decay, gum disease or oral trauma. Our aim is to do our best to preserve existing teeth, however dental extractions at times may be necessary.

Choices in missing teeth treatments

The missing teeth treatments we offer look and feel just like natural teeth. The three main artificial teeth replacements include:

Dental bridges

A dental bridge may be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. Bridges may of alloys, gold or porcelain link or clasp the artificial teeth to neighbouring existing teeth or crowns. They can be supported by dental implants too, but more on them later!

There are three types of dental bridge: traditional, cantilever and Maryland. The type of bridge recommended depends on how many teeth are being replaced and the method of replacement.


Dentures can replace one or more missing teeth on a dental arch, or complete sets of teeth on both dental arches. There are different types of custom-made dentures – partial, complete, acrylic nylon (or plastic), flexible and implant-supported.

Certain dentures are bonded to a metal or plastic plate and are easily removed for cleaning. As the gums shrink and change over time, dentures may need adjustment or to be secured with dental implants.

Dental implants

Dental implants are titanium posts that serve as missing tooth roots to which a dental restoration such as a crown, bridge or denture is anchored. Implant-supported dental prosthesis are becoming increasingly popular due to stability and control it gives for oral functions.

The ultimate goal of missing teeth replacements is to restore proper dental function, alignment, bite and facial volume for a confident and beautiful smile. If you would like treatment for your missing teeth please don’t hesitate to contact City Dental in the heart of Leeds.

Bridge a Missing Tooth Gap with a Dental Restoration

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Beautiful young lady smilingWhen a tooth, or number of teeth, are missing it can have a serious effect on a person’s self confidence. Dental bridges can be used to fill this gap with a single or set of restorations. This will not only help to improve a person’s self confidence but can also help to prevent the natural teeth from moving position.

How many types of bridge are there?

There are three main types of dental bridge and each is attached in a slightly different way. Traditional bridges will consist of three crowns linked together. The outer crowns are then cemented onto the teeth on either side of the gap.

Cantilever Crowns are very similar to a traditional bridge but will consist of only two crowns. This type of bridge only has one crown cemented onto an existing tooth.

Maryland Bridges do not have any crowns and are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap via a wing. This wing is bonded to the rear of the natural teeth to hold the bridge in place.

How long does the treatment take?

On average this form of treatment will take around 1 to 2 weeks to complete, with 2 visits to the dental professional. The length of treatment time is simply down to the time it takes to create the bridge and ensure that it is a perfect fit for each patient’s mouth.

How long do they last?

The estimated life span of a dental bridge is between 5 to 7 years. However if good oral hygiene is maintained it is not unusual for them to last 10 years or more.

Will it affect my ability to eat and speak?

No, eating will not be affected by the bridge. In fact, your bridge should make eating easier. In most cases, speech is not affected and even if it is, it is only temporary until your mouth becomes accustomed to the bridge.

Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Bridges

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

2433646_sLeeds dentists offer dental bridges to replace missing teeth

If you have lost a tooth because of dental decay or an accident, it is vital that you have it replaced so that the surrounding teeth do not come under a strain as a result of the gap.  Replacing lost teeth will make eating and drinking easier and put yourself at ease with your appearance.  You should contact your London City dentist to find out how dental bridges can be the answer to your tooth loss problem.

There are three main varieties of dental bridge.  The most common is the traditional fixed bridge where a false tooth – also known as a pontic – is fused between two crowns and uses neighbouring teeth to ensure it is stable.  If you have lost a front tooth, resin-bonded or Maryland-bonded bridges are usually used.  In this case, the resin is concealed to preserve aesthetic appeal.  The third variant is the cantilever bridge which is opted for if the pontic can only be fused to a tooth on one side because the tooth on the other side is more susceptible to stress.

You may need to have some of the adjacent tooth shaved off if your dentist feels that the extra space is required.  This will be done under a mild anaesthetic.  A temporary bridge will be fitted to protect the area once impressions have been taken using dental putty.  Once the permanent bridge has been made, your dentist can remove the temporary one and attach the permanent replacement and check your bite.  At follow up appointments your dentist will check that the bridge is firmly secured in place.

Looking for a cosmetic dentist? Leeds dentists are here to help

Ask your Leeds dentist for more information about dental bridges if you have a missing tooth which needs replacing.

Build a Bridge to a Better Smile This July

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

944335_blogIf you’ve lost a tooth, what better way to bring in with the summer than with a brand new smile? With our incredible dental bridges, we can restore your smile and increase your confidence in perfect time for the holidays.

What exactly is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a form of tooth restoration commonly used to replace a lost tooth. There are various types of dental bridge available, but the most common form is a traditional fixed bridge. These bridges are made from a false tooth known as a pontic, which is fused to a crown on either side of the gap. The aim of treatment is to literally bridge the gap between two natural teeth when a tooth is lost through injury, trauma or decay.

Bridge treatment usually involves two sessions, which are around two weeks apart. During the first session, your dentist will talk you through the process and then create an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to the laboratory where your bridge will be made. When the bridge is ready, it will be returned to us and we can then fit it. This process is fairly simple and you won’t need any anaesthetic.

What are bridges made from and how long do they last?

There are various different options to choose from when it comes to materials for dental bridges, including metals, ceramic fused to metal and all-ceramic bridges. Ceramics are often very popular because they look very natural. Bridges are not a permanent solution, but they are hard-wearing and most last around 10-15 years. When you have routine check-ups, your dentist will check your bridge to make sure that it is in good condition.

If you have a missing tooth and you’re looking for a simple, affordable and aesthetically-pleasing solution, look no further than a dental bridge this summer. Call now to book your appointment!

How Does a Dental Bridge Work?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

3488681_blogIf you’re looking for a simple, quick and affordable way of replacing a lost or severely decayed tooth, look no further than a dental bridge.

What exactly is a dental bridge and how does it work?

A dental bridge is an effective tooth replacement treatment that consists of a unit of crowns used to bridge the gap between two teeth. A traditional fixed bridge is made up of a false tooth, called a pontic, which is sandwiched between two crowns. The crowns are anchored by the healthy teeth surrounding the gap.

Bridges can be matched to the natural tooth shade to create a seamless aesthetic and treatment usually requires just 2 sessions, which are scheduled around 2-3 weeks apart. Every bridge is custom-made to ensure a perfect fit. We use tooth-coloured ceramic to create beautiful smiles.

The benefits of replacing missing teeth with a bridge

Missing teeth can contribute to an increased risk of oral health issues linked to the look of the smile. Gaps can also affect the clarity of speech and make eating more difficult. When you have spaces in the smile, you may also find that the remaining teeth start to slip out of position.

Bridges offer a host of benefits, as the treatment process is simple, you can see results after just a couple of weeks and you can enjoy a beautiful smile for years to come. Provided that they are well cared-for, bridges can last up to 15 years. Bridges are less expensive than dental implants and the process is simpler and faster. They are also easier to maintain than dentures.

If you have a missing tooth, a dental bridge could help to restore your smile and increase your confidence. Why not call and make an appointment to find out more today?

Bridging the Gap with Dental Restorations

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

1850575_blogIf you have a missing tooth, we have the perfect, hassle-free solution. Our customised dental bridges will have you smiling with confidence in no time!

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are a type of restorative treatment designed to literally bridge the gap when a tooth is lost through injury or decay. Fixed dental bridges are made up of a false tooth supported by a crown on either side. The bridges are custom-made for each individual patient and treatment usually involves two sessions around 2 weeks apart.

There are different types of material that can be used to create a bridge and we often recommend ceramic bridges, as they replace missing teeth while also creating a beautiful, natural look.

The treatment process

After a consultation, we will start your treatment by creating an impression of the teeth. This impression is used by highly skilled technicians to create a bridge to fit the gap perfectly. Around 2 weeks later, when your bridge is ready, we will fix it into position and secure it firmly using strong dental adhesive.

How long does a bridge last?

A bridge is not a permanent solution for tooth loss. However, bridges do last up to 15 years, so they are durable and hard-wearing. When you have your routine dental check-ups, your City Dental dentist will check your bridge.

What are the advantages of a dental bridge?

Dental bridges offer natural looking aesthetics, a simple and pain-free treatment process, excellent standards of functionality and affordability.

What are the alternatives?

Bridges are not the only treatment for tooth loss. We can also offer dental implants and dentures. Dentures are a popular solution for multiple missing teeth, while implants are a very effective long-term solution. If you’d like to find out more and discuss your options with one of your amazing dentists, simply give us a call!

Crossing the Bridge in Leeds

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

2433646_sIt is a testament to dental bridges that the have been plugging up holes for decades in Leeds; generally it means that they work damn well, and they have evolved to be even better than before as dental technology has improved. The more popular bridge of today is one that is cemented to adjacent teeth and then anchored by a mini dental implant; this is also good for a long bridge that is used where several teeth have gone AWOL. There are other techniques used in bridgework such as the use of wires and resin to bond the new crown into place, though this is rather ‘old fashioned’ and have become rather superseded due to massive improvements in implant technology. Whichever you go for, you will have to up your cleaning techniques and learn to clean under and around your bridge but if you crack this, your bridge will last you a long, long time. Filling in a hole left by a lost tooth will also stop bacteria from forming and infecting surrounding teeth; teeth that can also start to move towards the gap. As well as this, your vanity and confidence will also be restored and a bridge will most definitely put that smile of yours back on track again

The benefits behind a Dental Bridge in Central Leeds

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

2797271_blogTooth loss is a torrid and painful time in central Leeds and aside from the way it can ruin your smile, it can also play havoc with your oral health in the future. Hence, it is best to do something about it pronto. A great little way to overcome this is to have a dental bridge fitted and there are many to choose from, depending where you have lost your tooth/teeth. In the past, you could have had your new fitting bonded in with resin and wires, but this has become rather old hat and has given way since the dental implant has become easier to fit, especially if the location of the loss is in an awkward place, say towards the back of your mouth. The implant acts as an excellent anchor for the bridge and gives it a lot of strength, meaning that if you look after your new fitting, you’ll have many years of wear from it. However, you’ll have to clean it properly because of the nature of the way it sits upon the gums, but get this right, and you’ll have no problems in the future.

The benefits of a Dental Bridge in Central Leeds

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

One of the ways we exist and get better in life is to evolve, adjust and be open to trying new ideas- and then embrace them. The world of technology is the same; it keeps a good idea and then improves on it, as with dentistry.

The dental bridge for example, has been around in central Leeds for decades, as it is a proven approach to tooth loss. Of course, new materials to make bridges from have evolved, as has the use of dental implants- two important elements which have help to keep the bridge at the forefront of toot loss. Depending where your loss has occurred, there are a number of bridges to choose from.

If it is a single tooth gone missing, then you can have a new one bonded to the teeth with wires and resin, or, the more common method is to have a new one sandwiched between a couple of crowns that are cemented onto the teeth that remain in the mouth and in the case of multiple tooth loss, this bridge can be anchored over distance with a dental implant. Bridges look natural and are a fabulous way of putting the health and smile back into your mouth- they are also one of the cheapest.

Dental Bridging in Leeds

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Once you have got other the initial shock of tooth loss, on any level, then you are confronted with the problem of finding a way to replace the tooth, which isn’t always necessary but generally a  good idea if you want to prevent further complications cropping up in the future. You should first seek advice from your dentist who can guide you with a professional hand over the options and then between you, settle on the best one for you. One of best, tried and tested way of getting the job done in Leeds right now is the dental bridge; they take on many disguises, depending where the tooth/teeth have been lost, but generally, they can be adapted to any situation. The most common technique is to fill a hole with a replacement tooth that is moulded between two crowns and then cemented onto adjacent teeth; this can be also done over a gap of several teeth, although, this may require a mini-implant to ensure a long bridge is secured firmly in the middle. Other bridges use wires and resins to bond the new fitting to adjacent teeth. Bridges are great and looked after, will give you a good 20 years of service but if they do have one drawback it’s cleaning them; food can easily get stuck under the bridge and so they require special brushes to ensure you keep your teeth free from bacteria.