A bridge may be recommended if you are missing one or more teeth. Missing teeth can cause issues with remaining teeth and can effect the bite. To rectify this, a dental bridge consists of false teeth rigidly attached between two crowns. The bridge can be matched to the color of your teeth and works and acts like natural teeth. In some cases it may be necessary to use a dental implant as an anchor if existing teeth are not suitable.
What’s the Procedure?
You need to advise the dentist the result you would like to achieve. The dentist will assess your situation to determine whether a dental bridge is an appropriate solution. Your dentist can help you decide what type of material to use for the crowns and the bridge based on the location, aesthetic considerations and cost.
First the teeth on either side of the missing tooth which will be the “anchors” for the bridge – will be prepared for crowns.
From an impression taken of the area, a temporary bridge is made and inserted.
On the second (final ) visit the permanent bridge made from the impression is cemented into place. It is important to practice good oral hygiene to ensure longevity of your crowns and bridge.
Bridges placed on top of dental implants can replace up to 4 or 5 teeth at one time. We provide a coordinated service with specialists for this treatment.
Contact us today to find out if a bridge is the solution to your missing tooth or teeth.