A dental bridge is a bespoke crafted precision used to cover and rebuild a gap in your teeth. This is done by cementing it over your tooth or implant. Commonly, dental bridges have been ceramic fused to metal. Although thanks to improving technology, materials based on Zirconium are now being used, this has reduced the need for a metal foundation for your bridge. All-ceramic bridges now are the standard in implementing the best aesthetic finish.
An extremely conservative treatment option is the Maryland bridge, this is the method of replacing a missing tooth with an artificial tooth which has been fused to metal ‘wings’. These ‘wings’ are then cemented to the back surface of the teeth either side of the gap, making this an easy on the eye option.
The Cantilever bridge is primarily used at the front of the mouth, where a lower level of stress forces are present. A Cantilever bridge is the method of anchoring the new false tooth to one of the current adjacent teeth. A more conservative option than a fixed bridge, it is an effective solution for the one missing tooth.
The Traditional Fixed Bridge is the most commonly used type of bridge. It consists of at least three units to replace one or more missing teeth. Beginning with both teeth either side of the gap prepared to take the bridge. Once fixed, it cannot be removed.
Dental Implants are the most convenient way to replace missing teeth. An implant is carefully set into the bone where the tooth root would initially have been. Once it has fused to the bone, it is then ready to be restored with singular crowns or, in the case of multiple teeth being absent, an implant-supported dental bridge can be used.
BSc MBBS MRCS(Ed) BDS Dip. Implantology
GDC Registration Number 229404
Guy is dual qualified in medicine and dentistry and is ideally qualified to provide implant surgery and sedation. He has also completed post graduate implant training within the UK, Ireland and Switzerland. He has been placing implants since 2014 and received the Diploma in Dental Implantology from the University of Bristol in 2018. Guy has an extensive medical, surgical and dental knowledge and has spent many years honing his skills to provide world class implant results for his patients.
Guy has a vast experience of working with nervous patients and is certified to provide IV sedation to make treatments even more relaxing. Guy has been accepting referrals for IV sedation since 2014.
Guy is an active member of the International Team for Implantology and constantly keeps up to date with the latest evidence by attending numerous courses. All implant treatments are carefully planned with the patient’s involvement in order meet and exceed their expectations and to improve oral health, function, aesthetics and provide long term durability.
Single implant (simple case, no grafting) + crown
Single implant retained bridge
Implant retained denture (All on 4)
These are from prices and everything is quoted case by case.
Michael Shipway is only an 8 minute drive from Cheltenham racecourse. Our practice is in a Georgian house in Ormond Terrace, just off Regent Street in the heart of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire opposite the entrance to the Regent Arcade car park.
The Regent Arcade car park has parking for over 550 vehicles. We can also be reached via train, bus or park and ride.
17 Ormond Terrace, Cheltenham GL50 1HR