Cosmetic Dentistry – Bridges
Dental bridges are made from porcelain and metals and are used to fill gaps caused by missing teeth. Missing teeth can lead to problems such as a bad bite, gum disease and a cosmetic issue.
Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth either side of the gap which serve as anchors for the bridge. In order for a bridge to be fitted properly, these teeth are reduced in size. An impression is then made to provide a precise mould for the new bridge, which will also be matched to the colour of your existing teeth, so it blends in perfectly.
A temporary bridge will be fitted while the new bridge is being made.
Once your new bridge has been fitted it should last for many years without any problems as long as you take good care of it, including daily cleaning to prevent problems such as gum disease and decay.