A dental bridge is an artificial or prosthetic tooth that can be used to replace a single missing tooth or a number of teeth in a row.
Dental bridges can be made from various materials including porcelain and metal. The choice of material depends on the location in the mouth and your budget.
A traditional dental bridge is supported on either side of the gap left by a missing tooth (or teeth) by dental crowns. These are affixed to the natural teeth to ‘anchor’ the bridge into place. There are many different varieties of bridges which your dentist can use to ‘bridge’ the gap – they will discuss the most appropriate one for your individual case.
Impressions must be taken of the natural remaining teeth so the laboratory can create the exact size and shape of the bridge you require. Once this fixed restoration has been fitted, it can only be removed by a dental professional – it is, therefore, a strong and resilient solution for lost teeth.
Dental bridges can last for many years if you maintain a positive oral home care routine.
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