Dental BridgesIf you have lost one or two teeth but would rather not wear a denture, you may want to opt for a bridge instead. Bridges are a series of crowns joined together to cover or close a space left by the loss of a tooth. They are permanent & once bonded into place will look & feel like a natural tooth. A bridge will normally last 10–15 years & is typically made of porcelain bonded to gold. It is created by fitting crowns to the teeth either side of the gap in your mouth & attaching a false tooth or teeth in the middle.
It may sound daunting but getting a bridge is a relatively simple procedure & can look very natural if fitted by an experienced dentist. A bridge will also stop other teeth from moving & can guard against joint problems, tooth decay & the development of speech impediments. If you choose to have a bridge, your dentist will check the health of your gums & the teeth either side of the gap (the support teeth), to ensure that they are suitable for treatment & take appropriate measures if they are not. An impression of your teeth (and the gap) is made so that our dental technicians can make an accurate model on which to build the bridge.
Your West End Orthodontics dentist will discuss all your options with you to ensure that you can keep your mouth healthy & your smile stunning with a well fitting & natural looking bridge.