A bridge is a way of replacing a missing tooth by attaching it to the 2 adjacent teeth on either side.
The missing tooth is either attached by 2 small metal wings that are glued in place, the resulting bridge can be relatively weak in certain situations.
Or, the 2 adjacent teeth are smoothed down, as if for a crown, the dental technician then makes 3 crowns all joined together. Once this is attached to the teeth, it is very strong. The average life span of this sort of bridge is 10 years, although, as with all averages some can last considerably longer & 20 years is not unusual.
This tooth had to be removed.
After it had healed, a bridge was used to replace the missing tooth
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I recently had a fissure seal put in by my dentist (Boyd Jamieson) because there were little crevices in my teeth that were likely to get decayed. The fissure seal seals these crevices and ensures that it's less likely to decay. He cleaned my tooth, and then put some funny tasting gel on my tooth (just don't put your tongue on it!). They hardened it with some blue light for a few seconds and voila! It wasn't painful in any way and it was quick and easy! It made me feel happier about my teeth and I wasn't worried about decay any more!
At a check up, my dentist (Boyd Jamieson) spotted signs of tooth erosion caused by my jaw-clenching whilst asleep. He provided me with a splint (a custom-made gum shield) to wear at night which has prevented further erosion. It has also completely eradicated the regular migraines that I suffered from due to tension build up in the jaw.
My teeth were never really straight and so in the late months of 2008 my dentist (Boyd Jamieson) suggest having a brace put in, as there was not enough room in my mouth for all my teeth. I leaped at the chance to straighten out my teeth. We arranged a date for the brace to be fitted and a few teeth to be removed, after seeing that I had one more than I was supposed to! Over the next 15 months or so I simply went in every 4-5 weeks to have the brace tightened and to have new wires put in, not a tiresome task at all. After the first couple of appointments, I never really noticed the brace even being there. After the brace was removed, moulds of my new teeth were taken to allow special retainers to be made to keep my teeth straight permanently. Like the braces, after a very short while I never even noticed they were there. I was extremely pleased with the braces and retainers, and the result of them both on my teeth.
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