If you have a missing tooth or teeth, a bridge can be an option to replace that missing tooth. Here is how they work:
- Bridges can be of different designs and can use different materials.
- Bridges use your existing teeth to attach to, either preparing the tooth for the bridge to cover the tooth or sticking to the back of one of your teeth (an adhesive bridge).
- The core of the bridge can be made from a precious metal alloy or zirconia core for strength and then porcelain is added to this to match the bridge to your other teeth.
- A bridge helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier because they are fixed and can't come out.
- Some bridges can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implants if you have several teeth next to each other that are missing and it is not appropriate to prepare adjacent teeth.
Once you have a bridge fitted, you will have to take extra care during your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free and does not cause bad breath or lead to decay or gum problems.
- A sturdy way to restore several teeth in a row.
- Beautiful, natural-looking restoration.
- Restores the ability to chew and eat as before.