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Dental Bridges are an excellent solution to close gaps in the mouth if you only have one or two teeth missing.

Gaps between teeth can cause cosmetic, bite, and disease issues. If you have missing teeth, then a bridge could be one of the best options for you. As the name would suggest, it ‘bridges’ the gap between your existing teeth, with false teeth attached to the bridge to fill any gaps that might be left. In this way, you can get a full mouth of teeth, restoring your smile, oral health, and confidence, without anyone ever needing to know that you even had a gap in the first place.

FAQs

What are the benefits of dental bridges?

  • Can improve a smile that you may have been self-conscious about.
  • Enables you the ability to chew all food types naturally.
  • Helps to maintain the shape of your face as a whole.
  • Prevents surrounding teeth from drifting into a gap left by missing teeth.

What different types of Dental Bridges are there?

Generally, there are three types of bridges that can be used, and your dentist will make an informed decision about which one would be the best for you:

  • Traditional Bridges
    These will require you to have a crown placed on one or both adjacent teeth, either side of the gap, to hold the false tooth in place.
  • Maryland Resin Bonded Bridges
    The replacement tooth has a metal wing attached to it. This is strongly bonded onto the back of your adjacent supporting tooth. The wing is completely hidden restoring your natural smile.
  • Implant-retained Bridges
    Implants are used as support instead of your natural teeth.

What does the procedure involve?

First, your Dentist will assess your teeth, ask questions, take x-rays as needed and confirm if a Dental Bridge is the ideal choice for you. From there the procedure is usually completed over two appointments.

At the first appointment, the teeth on either side of the bridge will be prepared to the correct shape, and then we will then take an impression or scan of the teeth so that the bridge can be made. You will be given a temporary bridge until your next appointment.

At your second appointment, the temporary bridge will be removed and replaced with the permanent bridge. Adjustments may be made to ensure good fit and comfort.

How do I take care of my bridge?

The better you take care of your crowns and bridges, the longer they will last in your mouth. You should brush twice a day as well as interproximal cleaning and regular hygienist visits and dental check-ups. This will help to avoid any kind of infection that could lead to tooth loss in the future.

You should find that your bridge allows you to eat and speak more comfortably, therefore having a positive impact on your overall quality of life.

If you feel that your missing teeth could be solved with a dental bridge, please contact us and we would be more than happy to invite you in for a chat with one of our experts.

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