Welcome to The Bridge Dental | Marple Bridge
Contact: 0161 449 7080
Monday - Friday
8:45 - 17:00
8:30 - 14:30
Late evening and Saturday by appointment only.
If you need a an appointment please call the surgery on: 0161 449 7080
If you need a dentist urgently outside of opening hours.
A filling replaces a part of a tooth that has been lost because of decay or through accidental damage.
Amalgam filling material is probably the most extensively used filling material under NHS arrangements.
It is both tough and safe, silver/grey in colour and is soft to place but quickly hardens and sets once in the tooth.
The crown of a tooth is that part which is visible in the mouth. (It is often referred to as a ‘cap.’)
A dental crown is used to protect or restore a weakened, broken or heavily restored tooth.
Crowns can be made of many different materials such as metals and ceramics.
Different options and choices are available and these will be discussed with you prior to your treatment appointment. This is so that you can make the best choice to suit your needs.
If you have a missing tooth or gap in your smile, we can usually replace this with a bridge.
A bridge is attached to either or both of your teeth adjacent to the gap.
The two most common types are:-
A conventional fixed bridge which uses crowning techniques. (Like the image above.)
An adhesive bonded bridge which is simply ‘glued’ to the back surface of the adjacent tooth.
Bonding can be used to repair chips or even lengthen teeth.
If you have suffered tooth edge or surface loss, we are usually able to bond very small amounts of tooth coloured composite to your teeth.
Tooth coloured composite is virtually invisible and blends harmoniously.
A removable denture replaces missing teeth. Partial' dentures replace a few missing teeth and full or complete dentures are needed if all the natural teeth are missing.
Dentures are usually made of a plastic acrylic or alternatively they can be made from Cobalt Chromium metal alloy or even flexible Vinyl.
These types of dentures are more expensive however are usually less bulky and patients find them to be more secure.
Initially impressions (moulds) of your teeth/gums will be taken in the surgery, they will then be sent off to a dental laboratory for the dentures to be constructed.
Usually you will need to attend for several staged appointments over a few weeks whilst they are being custom made.