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Bridges

What is a Bridges?

A dental bridge is made of metal and porcelain, it is used to position replacement teeth to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. Some bridges can have crowns at each end, where as others are fixed to the surface of the teeth next to the gap.

Is a dental bridge right for you?

Ideally missing teeth should be replaced using implants as it is best not to cut down further teeth for bridge support.

If however, for personal, financial or to avoid any oral surgery bridges are preferred they need to be as minimally invasive as possible to avoid damage to nerves.

Types of Dental Bridge

Bridges can be many types – non-invasive bonded or conventional make chewing easier they are restored firmly in place as a fixed solution and they are an alternative treatment to implants Click here to see how our hygienist can help maintain your new bridge carefully to prevent bad breath and a build-up of plaque. Looking for a Dentist in Birmingham, experts in Dental Bridges? St Pauls Square Dental Practice offers dental bridges which helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier. Our hygienist can help maintain your new bridge carefully to prevent bad breath and a build-up of plaque.

Looking for a Dentist in Birmingham, experts in Dental Bridges? St Pauls Square Dental Practice offers dental bridges which helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier.

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Dentures

What are Dentures?

Dentures are either full dentures – replaces missing teeth or partial dentures which replace one or more missing teeth.

They can be made from hard plastic – usually full dentures, or a metal skeleton based which are better as they are supported by the other teeth and gums this preventing stripping of the gums after a number of years which is what happens with hard plastic partial dentures long term.

What are the disadvantages of Dentures?

Can lead to loss of the remaining teeth and end up with full dentures.

Are Dentures Comfortable?

Valplast or flexible plastic dentures (partial dentures only) fit snugly against remaining teeth and are more comfortable and tighter fit.

Do dentures look false?

Any Denture- full or partial does not have to ‘look false’ but retention (tightness) is always an issue and most denture wearers complain of loose dentures and soreness from time to time.

 

Denture Stabilisation

If you have loose or ill-fitting dentures, your ability to eat and speak may become affected. Due to advances in dentistry, there is now a procedure whereby your denture can be fixed to your jaw with dental implants. This treatment, known as implant overdentures or denture stabilisation, offers patients with dentures a more permanent solution and can improve quality of life significantly. You will be able to enjoy your favourite foods again and feel comfortable smiling, safe in the knowledge that your dentures are staying put. Here is how it works:

  1. You will require surgery to have the implants placed into your jaw.

  2. Once the implants have integrated with the bone and surrounding tissues for a period of time, your dentures are placed on top of the implants through a range of special fixtures.

  3. This means your dentures can still be removed for cleaning, but will stay put once in place.

Life Benefits

  • Enjoy a natural-looking smile and improved confidence in public.

  • Experience less irritation of your gums caused by dentures and you don't need to take your teeth out at night.

  • You can eat, chew and bite without your dentures falling out or having to stick to a soft food diet for the rest of your life.

 

Conscious Sedation

Many patients feel self-conscious about dental treatment and nervous about visiting the dentist. We offer special care to our anxious patients through two forms of sedation to make their appointments more comfortable and relaxing.

  1. The first type is called intravenous or IV sedation. The sedative drug is injected in a controlled manner, so that you feel relaxed during the dental treatment.

  2. The second type is inhalation sedation, which is good if you don't like needles. A small mask is placed over your nose and mouth, and you breathe in a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This gas mixture will make you feel calm during your dental appointment. You remain awake and aware while receiving the sedation, but you will experience a deep sensation of peace and relaxation while the team work on your teeth.

Our team of dentists and nurses are specially trained to deliver these types of sedation and will make sure that you are safe and comfortable at all times during your visit.

Life Benefits

  • Now you don't have to let your fear of the dentist stop you from getting the dental treatment that you need.

  • A safe way to feel calm and relaxed during dental treatment.

 
 

Sinus Lift

Have you worn dentures in your upper jaw for years? Did you know that there's an alternative, more comfortable option?

If you've worn dentures for an extended period of time in your upper jaw, the bone will have receded, rendering it difficult to undergo implant treatment and giving your face a sunken appearance. A sinus lift makes use of the contours of your face to provide a second chance at the functionality and reliability of dental implants.

  1. Prior to the procedure, a number of tests will be run to ensure the suitability of the sinuses, which may include panoramic radio scans and CT scans.

  2. Similarly to a bone graft procedure, there are several options for the new bone material: from the patient, from other tissue sources (human or animal), or synthetic. Your dentist will advise which will be best for you.

  3. The sinus lift procedure will be performed by the dentist while you are under general anaesthetic.

  4. After a period of time, the site will be healed and ready for implants.

A sinus lift is a safe and clinically proven procedure and when completed with expertise and care it will provide the best, most stable base for life changing implant surgery. As with any surgical procedure, at our practice we ensure that you understand all aftercare instructions and we will check back with you regularly to ensure that the healing is going smoothly.

Life Benefits

  • A more youthful appearance will give you more confidence.

  • A second chance at the comfort and security of dental implants.

  • A long-term investment in your health and wellbeing.

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