With dental treatment in the UK being renowned for being expensive, some people will put off visiting the dentist due to lack of funds as opposed to a fear of sitting in the dentist chair. However, over the years the methods for restoring smiles have changed, and the necessity for painful extractions is becoming less so. Asides traditional dentures, dental crowns and bridges now play a huge part in restoring smiles and they are available both on the NHS as well as from private dental clinics.
Dental crowns and bridges can help provide a solution to healthy teeth and gums, crowns covering over discoloured or chipped teeth or being the final part of the process when carrying out a root canal. Dental bridges can replace a partial denture in many patients, the bridge being made of natural looking teeth and simply clasping on to the healthy adjoining teeth. Both dental crowns and bridges are permanent fixtures, and they do not need to be removed for cleaning and they are a lot easier to care for than false teeth.
If you have gaps in your teeth due to extractions that have been carried out in the past then dental bridges are an option that you can discuss with your dentist. The whole process is free from pain when you already have missing teeth, and no extractions and no painful drilling will take place. Moulds will be taken of your existing teeth and your gums, and these impressions will then be sent off to the lab where your new dental bridges will be constructed.
Dental crowns and bridges are a preferred method for restoring smiles, and the whole process can be carried out by a NHS or you can alternatively use a private health insurance. When you need to spread the payments over many months, this too is an option. You should never simply ignore the health of your teeth and gums as you feel you cannot afford to get them fixed. The longer you ignore toothache and the longer you hide behind broken teeth the bigger the bill for your dental care will be in the end.
When you are conscious about the state of your teeth, you will never be able to smile widely. Not being able to smile in front of your partner or your family and friends can have a drastic negative effect on your overall state of mind, and many people have even been known to suffer depression as a result of ill-looking teeth. Many other people fear wearing dentures, believing that they make them look old before their time. Many people simply hide their problems behind a tightly closed mouth, trying to forget about their imperfections.
Dental crowns and bridges can be used in conjunction with many other processes from your local UK dentist to restore your smile. Other processes can include veneers, root canal treatments, and even aesthetic tooth whitening. Consult your dentist today about what is available to you, whether privately or as a patient of the NHS, and enjoy a smile that you will really be proud of.