Do you have a missing tooth? Missing teeth can affect the look of the smile, but they can also have negative implications for your oral health and your confidence. We highly recommend replacing lost teeth and we have some excellent options available, including high-quality dental bridges.
About dental bridges
Dental bridges quite literally bridge the gap between natural teeth when a tooth has been lost through injury or oral disease. The aim of the bridge is to provide a natural looking replacement tooth and improve the aesthetic of the smile. There are various types of bridges available, and the type of bridge will often depend on the location of the gap. In most cases, a traditional fixed bridge is the best option. This type of bridge is made from a false tooth, known as a pontic, which is fused to a crown on either side. The false tooth is usually designed to match the natural teeth perfectly using porcelain or other ceramic materials.
What does treatment involve?
Fitting a bridge usually requires two appointments. During the first session, your dentist will create the mould for your bridge. This is to ensure that it fits perfectly for a seamless finish. Once your bespoke bridge has been created, it will be sent back to us and we will fit it during your second appointment. The procedure is painless.
The advantages of a dental bridge
Dental bridges offer a fantastic option for patients who have lost natural teeth. Bridges can be made from materials to match the natural teeth, they last up to 15 years and the procedure is much faster and less complex than dental implants. Bridges are also significantly cheaper than implants.