Trauma, dental disease, accidents and injuries can cause the teeth to fall out. If you have a missing tooth, we strongly recommend replacing it to improve your oral health, enhance the beauty of your smile and boost oral function. One option we often recommend is a dental bridge.
The benefits of dental bridges
Dental bridges are commonly used to replace a single missing tooth, but they can also be used to replace several teeth. There are various types of bridges available, but in most cases, a type of bridge called a traditional fixed bridge, is used. This bridge comprises a prosthetic tooth, which is fused to a crown on both sides. Dental bridges are designed to fill gaps between remaining teeth, and they offer an effective solution for patients who have lost teeth to injury, decay or gum disease.
Bridges offer a vast range of benefits, including:
- Long-term results: in most cases, bridges last up to 15 years
- Simple process: bridges can be fitted in just 2 weeks
- Natural looking results: we usually use ceramics, including porcelain, to make new bridges. The new tooth is designed to blend in with the natural teeth seamlessly.
- Value for money: dental bridges are a lot less expensive than dental implants
Is a bridge the right option for me?
If you have a missing tooth, you may be exploring your options. Alternatives to dental bridges include dentures and dental implants. Bridges are ideal for those who want natural-looking results fast. If you’d like to discuss your options, why not call and book a consultation? Our Essex expert dentists can talk you through the different treatments and help you decide which option is best for you.