A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of a gap and a false tooth/teeth in between.
A bridge helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier because they are fixed and can't come out. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base, which gives them a solid structure and makes them hard-wearing.
Some bridges can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implants, if you have several teeth next to each other that are missing.
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- Your options and choices for treatment.
- Are you suitable for treatment?
- Could dental implants be a better alternative?
- What happens if you smoke?
- What different types of bridge are there?
- Restore your smile
- Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Once your bridge is fitted, a careful daily hygiene regime will prevent bad breath and build-up of plaque. Regular trips to the hygienist will also ensure your plaque levels are kept under control.