Bridges are ideal for people who don’t like dentures and only have one or two teeth missing.
Bridges are usually made by specially preparing and crowning the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth in the middle. In other words, a dental bridge is used to bridge a gap (missing tooth/teeth) between healthy teeth. They are fixed in the same way as crowns. These bridges are usually made of precious metal bonded to porcelain. Sometimes other non-precious metals are used in the base to give it extra strength.
Adhesive bridges are another way of bridging a gap, and less of the tooth needs removing. These bridges are made up of a false tooth with metal ‘wings’ on either side. These wings are made to bond to the teeth on either side, with very little drilling involved. Instead, the teeth are roughened and the bridge is fitted using a very strong composite resin. Bridges are only possible if you have enough strong teeth with good bone support. We will help you decide which is the best way of replacing missing teeth.