A dental bridge can be used to replacing missing teeth. It is made using a replacement tooth that is fused to crowns or bonded to healthy teeth on either side of the gap. creating a seamless and natural looking smile.
Bridges can be made from various materials, including precious metals and ceramics. Many people prefer to have ceramic bridges as they blend in with the colour of natural teeth with a better cosmetic end result.
Why is it important to replace missing teeth?
Replacing missing teeth significantly improves the both the function the mouth and the aesthetics of your smile. A missing tooth automatically puts a greater strain on the teeth either side of it which may cause them to become loose and make eating and speaking more difficult. Your bite might also be affected altering the way your teeth meet.
Types of dental bridge
There are different types of dental bridges and the one you choose will usually be based on the location of the missing tooth and the health of remaining teeth. The most commonly used type of bridge is a traditional 'fixed' bridge that can be used if there are healthy, strong teeth on both sides of the tooth gap.
If you lose a front tooth a 'Maryland' or 'resin-bonded' bridge may be the best option, while a 'cantilever' bridge will probably be recommended if you have healthy teeth on a single side of the gap. We will discuss all the options with you during your consultation and help you choose the right option for your individual needs.
How long do dental bridges last?
At Alpha House Dental Practice we use the finest materials for our dental bridges to increase durability and enhance aesthetics. If you look after your bridge well it should last for many years, but we will check your bridge during your routine dental check-ups.
Please call us or submit an online form if you would like further information or to book your consultation appointment.
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