What is a dental bridge?
If you have a missing tooth or a few missing teeth, a dental bridge can be constructed and fitted permanently to your teeth. It will restore the appearance and function of your teeth. They are identical to your tooth structure and are fitted permanently in your mouth.
A dental bridge cannot, and does not need to, be removed from your mouth. It can suit various dental situations very well. A well planned and cared for bridge can have a lifetime of 20 years or more. Materials used for bridges range from an alloy of gold, a mixture of metal and ceramic or an all-ceramic design.
Benefits of dental bridges
A dental bridge can:
- close the gap created by missing tooth
- improve your biting function so you can enjoy the foods you love
- prevent neighbouring teeth from moving
- produce a natural-looking result
- give you the confidence that comes with a great-looking smile
Types of dental bridges
The following are the 3 main types of bridges:
- Conventional Bridge: Fixed to either side of your missing tooth/teeth
- Cantilever Bridge: Only one false tooth is fixed to only one adjacent tooth
- Maryland Bridge: Very conservative way of replacing usually only one missing tooth. One false tooth is attached to only one adjacent tooth by a very thin metal or porcelain wing structure that is glued to the back of that adjacent tooth
On our initial consultation we will discuss your options and what is right for you. These procedures can typically be completed in two simple visits to our practice.
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