Trusted Clinic for Dental Crowns and Bridges in Ipswich

Restoring Your Smile with Ipswich Family Dental

Ipswich Family Dental is always here to help you and your family achieve the smile you deserve. We offer a range of dental bridges and crowns that help restore your smile and replace missing teeth with little fuss and at an affordable price.

Improve your confidence with a team of family dentists who specialise in rehabilitative cosmetic dental care, including stress-free dental crowns and bridges.

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What are dental bridges?

If you have gaps in your teeth or are living with missing teeth, dental bridges are the best way to cover or ‘bridge’ the gaps. Dental bridges are relatively affordable, highly effective treatments which do not require a specialist surgeon.

The experienced and skilled Ipswich Family Dental team uses the very latest dental crowns to provide excellent solutions for a wide range of situations. We put our patients first, so we make it a priority to provide personalised dental care that addresses unique needs at a reasonable cost.

A dental bridge is made up of high-quality dental crowns that are fixed to the jaw on either side of the gap caused by missing teeth. The crowns act as abutment, or anchoring teeth and act as a solid base for the bridge. Next, the ‘pontics’ or artificial teeth are attached to the anchoring crowns with connectors to act as a replacement for missing teeth.

Types of Dental Bridges

Traditional Bridges

A traditional bridge is attached to two adjacent crowns. The connectors may either be rigid or fixed based on your dentist’s recommendation. Traditional bridges are ideally suited to patients who have adjacent teeth that are parallel.

Cantilever Bridges

A cantilever design is not as common as a traditional bridge, but is the most effective solution for a patient with just one anchoring tooth for support. Cantilever bridges are perfect for patients who have teeth on only one side of a gap.

Maryland Bridges

Also known as resin-bonded dental bridges, a Maryland bridge doesn’t require the patient to get anchoring crowns on healthy teeth. This type of bridge uses ‘wings’ on either side of the artificial tooth which, with the help of a strong dental adhesive, attach securely to the healthy abutment teeth. This design makes Maryland bridges ideal for people who have missing front teeth. They are popular because they are less invasive and require less preparation.

Advantages of Dental Bridges

Here are just some reasons why you should opt for a dental bridge at Ipswich Family Dental:

  • Cover gaps to restore your natural smile
  • Restore the ability to chew harder foods
  • Greatly improve speech and pronunciation
  • Improve and maintain the structure of your face
  • Re-adjust your bite to improve chewing
  • Prevent teeth from moving out of position

Am I A Candidate for Dental Bridges?

You could be an ideal candidate for dental bridges and crowns if:

  • You have one or more missing permanent teeth
  • You do not have any serious health conditions or infections
  • You have the bone density and prerequisite dental health required to support dental bridges and crowns
  • You are able to perform regular, high-quality oral hygiene to maintain the dental bridge
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What is the Procedure?

  • Our dental team will conduct a thorough examination to ensure that you do not have tooth decay or gum disease. The priority will be to treat these conditions before installing dental crowns.

  • X-rays are taken to gain an in-depth understanding of the bones of the jaw, and to take measurements for the bridge.

  • A tooth on either side of the gap will be filed down so that the anchor of the dental bridge can be properly secured. Your dental professional may use a dental cement or surgically place the implant depending on your specific need.

  • In some circumstances, you could be fitted with a temporary appliance until the permanent, high quality dental bridge custom made to suit your mouth is ready.

  • After the permanent dental bridge is installed, you may experience minor bleeding, swelling and pain for a short period of time. Your dentist will provide you with clear instructions on which foods to avoid, and prescribe over-the-counter pain medication to keep you comfortable.

Trusted Family Dentists in Ipswich

Ipswich Family Dental is a family dentistry clinic that provides a wide range of treatments. Our goal is to instil strong dental care practices in patients of all ages in order to prevent most dental conditions. We also provide high-quality restorative and cosmetic dental services in-house at our state-of-the-art dental practice. Whatever the age and requirement of a patient, we strive to create a welcoming, comfortable environment where each person receives personalised care. Every procedure is conducted by excellent dentists who are well versed in the use of cutting-edge dental technology that guarantees comfort and precision.

High-Quality Dental Crowns and Bridges in Ipswich

If you’re looking for a patient-focused dental clinic for restorative dentistry, crowns and bridges, contact Ipswich Family Dental today.

Trusted Family Dentists in Ipswich

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