Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They often work best where one or two teeth are missing but can be used to replace more missing teeth. Here's a brief description of how these devices work.
What are dental bridges?
Similar to crowns, dental bridges are attached to an existing tooth or dental implant in order to fill space left by missing teeth. Dental bridges span the space left by missing or extracted teeth.
Can anyone get dental bridges?
Not everyone is suitable to receive dental bridges. Bridges work best in people who have strong anchor teeth or dental implants to hold the bridge in place. They also work best in people with strong jawbones, which hold the teeth in place and provide support.
What is involved in the dental bridge procedure?
Having Dental Bridges which are supported by existing teeth is very similar to having a crown placed on a tooth. The teeth used to support the bridge replacing the missing teeth are prepared carefully. Impressions are taken and sent to our specialist dental technician who manufactures your new bridge. A provisional bridge is provided while the bridge is being manufactured. The new bridge is then cemented to the teeth.
What are the advantages of dental bridges?
Dental bridges fill gaps between teeth. When left untreated, these gaps can lead to tooth movement and problems with bite.
How long will dental bridges last?
The longevity of your bridge will depend upon your oral hygiene. These devices can last a lifetime, but some can last for a shorter period of time due to cavities in the surrounding teeth caused by poor cleaning and a diet which is high in sugars.