Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth and they are an affordable, long-term option for patients who have lost one or more teeth. Bridges are usually used to replace a single tooth and there are various types available. Most commonly, a traditional fixed bridge is used; these bridges are made from a false tooth, which is fused to a crown on either side. Cantilever bridges may be used when there are only healthy teeth on one side of the gap and a Maryland bridge, which is also known as a resin-bonded bridge, may be recommended if a front tooth is missing. Bridges can be made from ceramics or metals and we often find that ceramic bridges, which are usually made from porcelain, are a popular option. Porcelain blends in with the natural colour of the teeth and create s a very natural and subtle aesthetic. Bridges are not a permanent solution, but they do last a long time; most people find that their bridge lasts at least 10-15 years. Bridges are easy to maintain and care for and they are custom-made, so they should fit perfectly. Once the bridge is in place, you simply care for it like your other teeth and we will check it every time you have a routine check-up. If you have a missing tooth and you’re looking for a quick and simple long-term solution, a bridge may be the perfect choice; bridges don’t last as long as implants, but treatment is much quicker and less expensive. Bridges are also easier to maintain than dentures and they offer an excellent option for patients who have one or a small number of missing teeth.