Dental bridges

Replace your missing teeth and close unsightly gaps with our highly effective dental bridges.

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No one likes a missing tooth! Large gaps between your teeth not only look unsightly, but can alter your bite, increase strain on surrounding teeth and cause gum disease or decay. Luckily bridges can solve the issue.

Dental bridges are fixed partial dentures (or false teeth) designed to close the gap and restore the functionality and aesthetics of your tooth. And thanks to technological advances in dentistry, porcelain bridges are now able to completely imitate your existing teeth, blending in with your existing smile…

How dental bridges work

Bridges can be used to replace one or more missing teeth and consists of two crowns (one on each surrounding tooth) between which the false tooth is anchored. Where several teeth are missing, the bridge (or pontic) may consist of several false teeth joined together. For this to work however, the adjacent teeth need to be in good health.


Bridges are custom-made in our office or lab and can consist of porcelain fused to precious metal or porcelain alone. Each material has pros and cons and we will always have an initial consultation with you to determine your suitability for bridges and discuss the type.


How dental bridges are placed

Typically, dental bridges are placed during two appointments.

  • Appointment 1:
    After numbing the required area, the adjacent teeth are trimmed down slightly to accommodate their crown. A mould or a digital scan are taken of this area and then used to create the crowns and bridge in our in office lab. At this stage, we’ll also determine the right shade for your bridge and finally we’ll fit a temporary bridge until your new one is ready. Under certain circumstances we are able to deliver bridges made of 3 units in a single visit. 

     

  • Appointment 2: 
    We’ll remove the temporary bridge and fit the new one. Once we’re happy it fits well and delivers a good bite, we’ll cement it into place and you walk out a new you!

 

Dental bridges frequently asked questions

  • How realistic are dental bridges?
    Thanks to technological advances in dentistry, all porcelain bridges can perfectly imitate the enamel of your existing teeth, resulting in a totally natural result. At Bow Lane Dental, we have the added advantage of being able to create your bridges in our in-house lab, which allows for a better colour match and faster turnaround

     

  • How long do dental bridges last?
    Dental bridges can last 10-15 years, depending on your dental hygiene and diet.


     

                         Dental implants

Enjoy a long-lasting and confident smile with our dental implants service at our New Cairo practice.

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How our dental implants service works

 

Before we start you’ll need an appointment at our London dental clinic where one of our teeth implant dentists will carry out a health assessment of your teeth and gums to detect whether any gum disease or dental cavities need to be treated.

 

If they are suitable we’ll follow this procedure:

  • We’ll assess your bone quality and the general area of the tooth/teeth replacement

  • We carry out a 3d digital scan (CT scan) of the surrounding bone at our city dental practice

  • Under local anaesthetic, we’ll then place the titanium dental implant into a pre-drilled hole

  • After closing up the gum again, we’ll leave the area to heal for 8-12 weeks

  • During this time the implant will integrate with your jawbone

  • After that, impressions are taken and a custom-made crown is created and fitted.

 

*warranty subject to you attending prescribed recall and hygiene appointments.

 

Answers to commonly asked questions about dental implants in Cairo.

  • What is a dental implant?

    A dental implant mimics a tooth root and is surgically placed into the jaw bone to secure an artificial tooth in place and to stimulate the jaw bone and keep it healthy. A dental implant consists of 3 components: the titanium implant post, the abutment which connects the false tooth to the implant post, and the dental crown or artificial tooth
    Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple missing teeth or even all of the teeth in the mouth to restore bite functionality and aesthetics and make the smile whole again. It’s true when patients say that dental implants have transformed their lives for the better.

     

  • Do I need to replace a missing tooth or teeth?
    While it can be tempting to ignore a missing tooth especially if it is at the back of the mouth and out of sight, tooth loss can trigger a host of other dental problems that can potentially lead to further tooth loss and more costly dental treatment.

  • When teeth are lost, the adjacent teeth start to shift in an attempt to close the gap. This can cause a change in the bite, potential gum disease and tooth decay. Replacing a missing tooth protects the other teeth in your mouth and keeps your smile looking whole and healthy. Tooth loss can also interfere with speech and may make it more difficult to bite and chew your food.
     

  • How long do dental implants last?
    The longevity of dental implants depends to some extent on the experience of the dentist or dental implant surgeon, the location in the mouth, and how well a patient cares for their implants. 

    Like natural teeth, implants rely on bone to support them so it’s vital that they are placed into dense, healthy bone to stand the best chance of success. Patients with thin bone may have to undergo a bone graft before commencing dental implant treatment.

    Maintaining good oral health is also critical since poor oral hygiene is the number one reason for implant failure. Not only is it vital to follow the post-operative instructions provided by our implant dentists but also to regularly visit our dental clinic in New Cairo to monitor your progress and ensure things are going to plan. With good care, dental implants can be expected to last for a couple of decades and may even last your lifetime although the dental crowns are likely to need replacing around the 10 year mark.

     

  • What do dental implants feel like?
    Dental implants feel and function just like natural teeth because they are rooted deeply into the jawbone. There is no need to remove them at night to relax your gums or use adhesives to keep them in place. Furthermore, dental implants restore practically all of a natural tooth’s bite force which means patients can munch and crunch on healthy fruit and vegetables with ease and enjoy all of their favourite foods again.

    Dental implants from our New Cairo dental clinic look so natural that it’s hard to spot the difference and, even better, they’re cared for in the same way as real teeth with brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. It’s important to attend regular dentist/hygiene check-ups to ensure the area around your dental implant is kept scrupulously clean.

     

  • Do dental implants hurt?
    In a word, no. Your mouth will be numbed with a local anaesthetic to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible during the procedure. Because implants are planned for several weeks before the day of surgery, chair-time is greatly reduced and straightforward single implants should only take around 20 to 30 minutes to place.

    Once the effects of the anaesthetic wear off, however, patients may experience some discomfort and even mild swelling or bruising. We recommend patients rest after their surgery and refrain from any physical exertion which could cause the implant site to bleed or swell. They will also need to switch to a soft diet for a few days while the implant site starts to heal. Any pain can usually be relieved with over the counter painkillers but your dentist will provide relevant direction on these. Even when you’re feeling back to normal, it’s important to finish any course of antibiotics that our dentist may have prescribed to keep infection at bay.

     

  • Are dental implants expensive?
    Some people are put off getting implants because of the initial cost of dental implants which they perceive to be high. What has to be borne in mind, however, is that implants have the potential to last for twenty years or longer and do not need replacing like other options such as bridges and dentures.

    In addition, patients don’t have to factor in extra costs like cleaning solutions and fixatives. In other words dental implants are an effective and affordable long term investment in your smile and we may also be able to offer various payment plans for Valu customers and credit card holders. 

     

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Dentures

Fix a broken smile with comfortable dentures available at our dental practice in New Cairo.

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Missing teeth can make you appear older than your age, because they create gaps in your smile and can cause your cheeks to sag. But they also make chewing and talking much more difficult.

Dentures can fix this, by replacing a single tooth, several teeth or a full arch with a removable replacement. Modern day dentures can be made to look just like your old teeth and are much more comfortable than they used to be.

 

Why you might need dentures

 

Dentures replace missing teeth and there are several causes for losing teeth:

  • Periodontal disease, an advanced form of gum disease

  • Decay, also called a cavity or dental caries

  • Trauma, such as losing a tooth/teeth through a hard knock or accident.

 

Full & partial dentures

 
Full dentures

 

A full denture covers the full arch of your upper and/or lower teeth.

 
Partial dentures

 

A partial denture covers a section of your upper and/or lower teeth.

 

The benefits of dentures:

 

The main benefit of using dentures to replace missing teeth is that they are a cheaper alternative to dental bridges and dental implants.

 

They have the following benefits too:

  • Dentures improve your appearance and therefore your confidence

  • They prevent your existing, healthy teeth from moving

  • They make chewing and talking easier

  • They usually require no surgery or invasive procedures.

 

We use the latest Valplast dentures

 

The latest Valplast dentures are made of a flexible acrylic that makes them the most comfortable and easy to maintain option on the market. With the absence of any metal frame and using super-thin, but ultra-strong materials, there is no bulky feeling and they blend in much better with your gums. And because they are so flexible, they move more naturally during talking and chewing than traditional dentures ever could. In the manufacturer’s own words, Valplast dentures give you something to smile about.

 

Valplast dentures are mainly used as partial dentures, replacing several teeth but not a full arch. For full dentures, we use standard acrylic and chrome alternatives.


The dentures procedure

Providing you with dentures can usually be done over two appointments and in most cases it involves no invasive treatment.

  • Appointment 1
    We thoroughly examine your mouth to see if it is suitable. At this time we may find we need to extract some teeth or treat gum disease first

     

  • Appointment 2
    When your mouth is ready, we take a mould of your teeth using a special dental putty and use this to make your new dentures in our in-house lab.

 

When your new dentures are ready, we’ll make sure they’re a good fit and your smile is restored!