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Dental Bridges in Newry

Are missing teeth affecting your smile? Explore the transformative possibilities of dental bridges at O’Hagan & Murray in Newry. Our expert team combines advanced techniques with personalised care to restore your confidence. Schedule your consultation today for a brighter, healthier smile.

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Dental Bridges in Newry & Rathfriland at O'Hagan & Murray Dental PracticeWhat are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge, on the other hand, is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of two or more dental crowns that are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap, with a false tooth (or teeth) in the middle. The false tooth is usually made of porcelain or ceramic, and is designed to blend in with the natural teeth. Dental bridges can help restore the ability to chew and speak properly, and can also improve the appearance of the smile.

Both dental crowns and bridges are custom-made to fit the individual patient’s teeth and are usually completed over multiple visits to the dentist. They are both effective dental treatments for restoring the function and appearance of damaged or missing teeth.

Why You Might Need Them?

Dental bridges are recommended for individuals who have one or more missing teeth and are looking for a fixed and durable solution to restore their smile and oral functionality. The following scenarios may indicate a need for dental bridges:

  1. Missing Teeth: Dental bridges are ideal for individuals with one or more missing teeth, providing a prosthetic solution that bridges the gap between adjacent natural teeth.
  2. Difficulty Chewing: Those experiencing difficulty chewing due to missing teeth may benefit from dental bridges, which restore proper occlusion and allow for more effective chewing and biting.
  3. Speech Impairments: Missing teeth can impact speech clarity. Dental bridges help in restoring proper speech patterns by filling the gaps and providing support to the surrounding structures.
  4. Preventing Shifting Teeth: When a tooth is lost, neighboring teeth may shift or tilt into the empty space, leading to misalignment. Dental bridges prevent such shifts and maintain the proper alignment of adjacent teeth.
  5. Preserving Facial Structure: Missing teeth can cause the facial muscles to sag over time, affecting one’s appearance. Dental bridges help in maintaining the natural contour of the face and preventing the appearance of premature aging.
  6. Enhancing Aesthetics: Dental bridges improve the overall aesthetics of the smile by filling gaps and creating a seamless appearance. The prosthetic teeth in the bridge are designed to match the color, shape, and size of the natural teeth for a natural-looking result.
  7. Supporting Adjacent Teeth: Dental bridges provide support to the adjacent teeth on either side of the gap, distributing the forces evenly during biting and preventing excessive strain on the remaining natural teeth.
  8. Avoiding Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Issues: Missing teeth can lead to bite misalignment, potentially causing temporomandibular joint issues. Dental bridges help maintain proper occlusion, reducing the risk of TMJ problems.

The Procedure

The process of getting dental bridges involves several steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: The first step is to schedule an initial consultation with our dentist. During this appointment, the dentist will examine your oral health, take X-rays, and discuss your specific needs and concerns. They will assess whether dental bridges are a suitable option for you.
  2. Treatment Plan and Tooth Preparation: If dental bridges are deemed appropriate, a treatment plan is created. The dentist will prepare the abutment teeth (the teeth on either side of the gap) for crowns, which will serve as the support for the bridge. This involves removing a small amount of enamel to accommodate the crowns.
  3. Impressions: Impressions of the prepared teeth are taken to create an accurate mould for the dental bridge. The impressions help in fabricating a bridge that fits perfectly within the existing dental arch.
  4. Temporary Bridge: While the permanent bridge is being custom-made, a temporary bridge may be placed to protect the exposed teeth and gums. This temporary solution ensures that you can maintain normal oral functions while awaiting the completion of the permanent bridge.
  5. Bridge Fabrication: The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where skilled technicians create the permanent bridge. The bridge is crafted to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural appearance.
  6. Bridge Fitting: Once the permanent bridge is ready, you return to the dentist for the fitting. The dentist will check the fit, bite, and overall comfort of the bridge. Adjustments may be made to ensure proper alignment and occlusion.
  7. Permanent Placement: Once you and the dentist are satisfied with the fit and appearance, the permanent bridge is securely cemented or bonded onto the abutment teeth. Special adhesives are used to ensure a strong and durable bond.
  8. Post-Placement Care and Instructions: After the placement of the dental bridge, the dentist will provide post-placement care instructions. This may include guidance on oral hygiene practices, dietary considerations, and any potential discomfort or sensitivity. Regular follow-up appointments may also be scheduled to monitor the bridge’s performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why might I need a dental bridge?

You might need a dental bridge if you have missing teeth, as it helps restore your ability to chew and speak properly, improves your smile, and prevents adjacent teeth from shifting.

How is a dental bridge secured in place?

A dental bridge is typically secured in place by attaching it to the natural teeth on either side of the gap, known as abutment teeth.

What materials are used to make dental bridges?

Dental bridges can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, or a combination of these, depending on your specific needs.

How long do dental bridges last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last for 10-15 years or more.

Are there any alternatives to dental bridges?

Alternatives to dental bridges include dental implants and partial dentures, depending on your specific situation.

Can I get a dental bridge if I have gum disease?

Our dentist will evaluate your gum health, and if you have gum disease, it will need to be treated before getting a dental bridge.

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Why Choose Us for Dental Bridges?

Choosing O’Hagan & Murray for dental bridges offers patients access to a renowned dental practice known for its commitment to excellence and patient-centred care. With a team of highly skilled professionals, O’Hagan & Murray specialises in crafting customised bridges that seamlessly restore both function and aesthetics. Utilising advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology, our clinic ensures precise fittings and long-lasting results. Moreover, patients benefit from our compassionate approach and dedication to providing a comfortable and supportive environment throughout the treatment process. Our price for dental bridges is very affordable, starting from £330 only. From consultation to final placement, O’Hagan & Murray prioritises the satisfaction and well-being of every patient, making us the preferred choice for dental bridges in the Newry area.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Excellent
Based on 19 reviews
Jay Cummins
Jay Cummins
2023-11-20
The dentist saved my tooth that had bad decay. I was ready for them to suggest removing it, but he X-rayed it and showed me the situation on his big-screen, and walked me through my options. Very professional. His initial treatment was so good that my tooth recovered quickly. Can't thank them enough. The hygienist was great too and worth the appointment. If you have something that needs attention, just go get it looked at, don't wait until it gets worse. I highly recommend this practise.
Sophie O’Hagan
Sophie O’Hagan
2023-04-09
The best dental treatment I have experienced. Lovely staff
Declan McAteer
Declan McAteer
2023-04-09
Brilliant experience. From the moment I walked to the moment I walked out everything was amazing!!
Emma O'Hagan
Emma O'Hagan
2023-04-09
5 star experience!
Daniel cunningham
Daniel cunningham
2022-08-19
The lady that done my tooth was amazing. Feel more confident after it. Can't thank them enough
C WB
C WB
2022-08-05
Clean teef, looking like peng ting. Thnx guys.
Mary O'Hagan
Mary O'Hagan
2021-10-27
Zara is the best hygienist I have ever attended. provides an excellent service and is a very calming presence for those of us who are nervous in dental surgeries. Thank you Zara.

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