A bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace, or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth.

Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base. If the bridge will show, porcelain is then bonded to the base. Sometimes, there are other non-precious metals used in the base to reduce the cost.

You should replace missing teeth for a number of reasons. Your appearance is one reason. Another is that the gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain is put on the teeth at either side.

A gap can also mean your ‘bite’ is affected, because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together.

This can then lead to food getting packed into the gap, which causes both decay and gum disease.

Just a quick email to let you know we are open , safe and here for you should you need us in an emergency . We are also open to provide routeen check ups and dental work .

We are writing to reassure you that in line with the latest Government rules, Church View and Derby Road Dental Practice is open.

We would like to say how grateful we are for the many messages of support our team has received praising our hard work in ensuring our patients are as safe as possible in our care.

As well as the usual stringent safety measures that we have always had in place, you can rest assured that our dental practice is also Covid-safe. If you already have an appointment booked, it will go ahead as normal.

If you have a dental emergency, it is vital that you get in touch with us in the usual way. Please call us on 01773 762786 Church View Dental practice and for Derby Road Dental practice 01159 475231

Our extra safety measures include:

• Covid-19 pre-screening before your appointment

• Reduced number of patients in waiting areas

• Strict hand hygiene for all team and patients

• High level PPE for all of our team

• Additional cleaning and disinfecting between every patient appointment

Please contact us if you have any concerns. We look forward to seeing you soon!