A dental bridge can replace one or more missing teeth and help restore your confidence. They consist of a false tooth positioned between two crowns which slot over the teeth either side of a gap (known as abutment teeth) or they can be held in place by dental implants. They are usually made from porcelain fused to a metal or ceramic base, to offer a blend of strength and good looks.
- Improving how you eat and speak
- Enhancing facial contours
- Distributing the forces in your bite correctly
- Preventing remaining teeth from moving out of position
Step 1 – The abutment teeth are prepared by removing a layer of enamel to ensure there will be sufficient room for the crowns.
Step 2 – Digital Impressions are taken so the bridge can be tailor-made to fit.
Step 3 – While the bridge is being made, a temporary bridge may be put in place to protect the exposed teeth.
Step 4 – When ready, the bridge is checked and adjusted to make sure it fits perfectly and it is finally fixed in place with strong dental cement.
Good oral hygiene is essential to ensure the durability of your bridge. It is especially important to clean under the false tooth, as well as brushing and flossing regularly.
If bridges are well looked after, including keeping the surrounding teeth healthy they can continue to provide a solid foundation for over ten years.
Digital Impressions provides;
- The highest accuracy and quality available
- Faster delivery of your final crowns
- More comfort compared to putty in mouth
- Higher precision when planning cosmetic dental treatment