If you lose a tooth due to an injury, or you are advised to have a tooth extracted as a result of decay or infection, we have a range of options to restore your smile, including dental bridges.
About dental bridges
Dental bridges are a very popular tooth replacement treatment, and are most commonly used to replace a single tooth. Bridges are usually made from a false tooth, which is fused to two crowns, one on each side. However, it is also possible to get bridges that are supported on one side of the gap only. These bridges are known as traditional fixed bridges and cantilever bridges respectively.
There are various materials that can be used to make a dental bridge, including precious and non-precious metals and ceramics. We often find that porcelain is a very popular choice because it produces the most attractive aesthetics and enables us to replace the tooth without detracting from the natural beauty of the smile.
Bridges are custom-made for the individual patient and they are fitted during a simple and painless procedure. Once the bridge has been fitted, your dentist will check it every time you have a check-up. Provided that you look after the bridge, it should last for around 10-15 years.
Advantages of dental bridges
Dental bridges are a more affordable option than dental implants and the treatment process is simple, painless and relatively quick. Usually treatment is complete within 2-3 weeks and then you can enjoy the benefits of your new tooth. Bridges are durable and they can provide extremely natural aesthetics.
With a dental bridge, you can enjoy better oral function and a reduced risk of oral disease, as well as feeling more confident when you smile.