Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap - the abutment teeth, and a false tooth/teeth in between. Dental bridges are supported by the natural teeth or implants.
Dental bridges can
restore your smile
restore sppech and ability to chew
maintain the shape of your face
distribute your bite properly
replace missing teeth
There are two main types of bridges available
Traditional bridges that involve creating a crown for the tooth on either side of the missing tooth, with a false tooth in between. This type of bridge is made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
Maryland Bonded bridges that involve bonding a false tooth to a tooth next to the gap by a metal wing. These involve less preparation of teeth adjacent to the gap and are becoming the preferred fixed option for restoring a gap while conserving the natural tooth tissue
When appropriate bridges are fixed alternatives to dentures for replacing small gaps due to missing teeth
Cost : from £250