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Replacing missing teeth with a bridge: Dr Nik

Replacing missing teeth with a bridge: Dr Nik

It is advisable to replace missing tooth or teeth in order to prevent serious dental issues in future, while preserving oral functioning and improving your smile. Apart from denture which is the most popular solution in replacing missing tooth or teeth, there’s also a bridge…

Another case of fiber reinforced composite(FRC) bridge: Dr Nik

Another case of fiber reinforced composite(FRC) bridge: Dr Nik

It’s another FRC bridge day. This time, my patient had a missing upper left center tooth. Of course few treatment options were given to her and she chose to do FRC bridge. I started of with cleaning of teeth involved and isolating the area with…

Help me get my tooth back  – Dr. Shanaz

Help me get my tooth back – Dr. Shanaz

Uncle Jimmy recently lost his tooth and needed it to be replaced badly for an upcoming weekend event. He needed it fast and really didn’t want a denture as a replacement. So the best thing to do, was a fibre reinforced composite bridge!

It took me roughly an hour to get ensure his teeth were clean enough to place the fibre strands, and then I was good to go to build up the tooth!

And voila! A tooth replacement in an hour!

The fibre reinforced composite (FRC) bridge is meant to be a semi-permanent solution. As it’s not as strong enough as a conventional bridge, Uncle Jimmy needs to come back every 6 months to ensure it’s cleaned properly and that it’s still strong enough for his daily usage.

In his next visit, we’ll readjust the colour so it matches his other teeth better!

FRC bridges are a quick and cheaper solution especially for teeth not in heavy occlusion (biting forces). Come visit us for your consultation! – Dr. Shanaz