Bridges, implants & dentures are used to replace badly broken, extracted or missing teeth, usually due to trauma, excessive tooth wear or defects. After your initial consultation, our skilled dentists at Hadfield Family Dental will discuss the most appropriate form of treatment.
A bridge is a fixed device that replaces missing or several missing teeth.
A bridge will use the teeth either side of the gap to anchor onto. It will only be possible if the teeth supporting the bridge are strong enough and if they have good bone support. The teeth either side of the gap are prepared, crowns are placed over the prepared teeth and these are attached to the artificial tooth
An implant is used to replace missing teeth. An implant consists of a post which is inserted into the gums and an artificial tooth which attaches to the post.
Dental Implants are the modern way to replace missing teeth. They are durable, long lasting and made to appear as if they emerge naturally from the gum. Implants have the longest life and best success rate of any dental treatment.
A dental implant consists mainly of two parts, the ‘screw or post’ acting as the root of the tooth, and the crown. The implant ‘post’ is made of titanium which integrates to the surrounding bone. The crown is then attached to the post.
A denture is a prosthetic device that replaces a single tooth, multiple missing teeth or a full arch of teeth.