A dental bridge is an artificial tooth used to restore the gap created by one or more missing teeth. They are connected by crowning the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth in the middle. Types of bridges include traditional, cantilever and Maryland-bonded. They are a good option for people who are missing one or more teeth and do not want a denture.
Our dentist will take x-rays and impressions of the area that requires a bridge, also some photographs. Depending on the number of consecutive teeth you are missing, your bridge may be two or three units. The teeth on either side of the gap will be shaped to be fitted with the crowns. A customised bridge is then fabricated in the lab, and once the fit is checked in your mouth and you’re happy with the way it looks, we’ll cement it.
People who require bridges are the ones who want to:
Distribute forces in the bite, making it more balanced.