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Dear Patients,

Following the government’s announcement, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we will remain open and will continue to practice safely with the highest level of disinfection control through this second lockdown, and in line with all clinical and government guidelines. Should advice change from our governing bodies, we will keep you informed.

How you can help keep our Dental Practice safe for all:

                
  • Please come alone (unless there is a need to accompany children or you need a carer).
  • There are floor markers to guide you on social distancing from other patients.
  • Payment by debit or credit card only, please.
  • Please try and arrive as close as possible to your appointment time. You may need to wait outside for a short while to ensure the Practice is fully prepared for your appointment.
  • If you are travelling by public transport, current government guidelines are to wear face coverings.
  • Please do not arrive without an appointment.

 

 We look forward to seeing you soon!

Bridge

 

What is a Bridge?

A bridge replaces a missing tooth (or teeth) by fixing the replacement to the natural teeth at each side of the gap. Some bridges have crowns at each end. Others are fixed to the surface of the teeth next to the gap. Sometimes a bridge is only fixed to the tooth on one side of the gap. Bridges are made of metal and porcelain or sometimes just porcelain.

 

What will my dentist do?

There are several stages in making a bridge.
Your dentist or hygienist will show you the best way of keeping your new bridge clean.

  • The dentist uses soft, mouldable material to take impressions of your mouth.
  • A dental technician makes exact plaster models of your upper and lower teeth and gums. which show how your teeth bite together.
  • The teeth which will support the bridge are prepared so that the bridge is not too bulky.
  • Another impression is taken of the teeth and any gaps and the dental technician uses this to make the bridge. A plastic temporary bridge or temporary crown may be fitted in the meantime.
  • At your final visit, the dentist will check that the bridge fits, make any minor adjustments and then fix it permanently in place.

 

 

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