Woodbury Park Dental

1a Woodbury Park Road Tunbridge Wells Kent TN4 9NH

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1a Woodbury Park Road Tunbridge Wells Kent TN4 9NH

Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth or row of teeth. A bridge is the artificial tooth or teeth along with a dental crown on either end to anchor the replacement in position.

A dental bridge restores the look of your smile and prevents adjacent teeth from drifting into the void left by the tooth.

Who needs a bridge?

A bridge is one of several options available to replace missing teeth, especially when those missing teeth leave a gap in your smile. It is a popular option for replacing a single, decaying or missing tooth, and is typically completed in two dental visits.

What can I expect when I am being fitted for a bridge?

Once you and your dentist determine a bridge is a suitable option for your missing tooth or teeth, your dentist will administer a local anaesthetic so that you remain as comfortable as possible.

Once the anaesthetic takes effect, your dentist prepares the teeth on both sides of the area where the artificial tooth will be placed. These teeth are filed down to fit the crowns that will sit over them and secure the bridge.

Your dentist will take an impression or an image of your teeth and the space. That information is sent to a dental laboratory where lab technicians fabricate your bridge. Your dentist will place a temporary bridge to protect your prepared teeth.

Once your permanent bridge is ready, your dentist fits, adjusts and cements the bridge to the prepared teeth for a natural looking and functional tooth.

Will I have to replace the bridge in a few years?

The durable ceramic material used for your bridge can last between 10-25 years, assuming you practice good oral hygiene daily.

As long as you brush and floss your teeth regularly, and visit your dentist as recommended, your bridge can be successful for many years.

If you are considering missing tooth replacement contact Woodbury Park Dental Surgery on 01892 522 297 to book a consultation to discuss your options.

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Opening Times

Monday: 8.00am - 8.00pm

Tuesday: 8.00am - 8.00pm

Wednesday: 8.00am - 5.00pm

Thursday: 8.00am - 5.00pm

Friday: 8.00am - 4.00pm

Saturdays: closed

Sunday: closed

(Lunch 12.30pm – 1.30pm closed daily)

Parking - There is parking available onsite and free for one hour opposite the practice on Woodbury Park Road.