Loss of even one tooth can compromise the teeth either side, causing additional pressure and deterioration over time as they compensate for the gap. This worsens if more than one tooth is lost, eventually affecting bite strength and jaw alignment, as well as the person's outward appearance and face structure.
A dental bridge is a restorative procedure where one or several connected false teeth are cemented to the remaining teeth either side of a gap. This is especially helpful where receding gums pose a risk to dental implants, if dental implants are too expensive, or if you have several missing teeth in a row.
By restoring normal bite functionality and providing support to both the jaw and the remaining teeth in that location, bridges can be an affordable and effective way to tackle several problems in one procedure.
Whether it’s your first time getting a bridge, or if you wish to renew an old one, our team of experts are here to ensure your choice of cosmetic and restorative treatments are completed to the highest possible standard using the highest-grade materials.
Smile broader, gain back your normal bite strength and eat without worries and limitations.
Your dentist will perform a full dental examination, which could include x-rays.
Your dentist will prepare the area that will be having the dental bridge, which requires the teeth on either side of the gap (abutment teeth) to be filed down so the bridge can attach to them. This procedure is not painful, and your dentist will explain everything before your treatment goes ahead. At this stage you may be fitted with a temporary bridge until your permanent bridge is ready.
Once the area is prepared, your dentist will fit the dental bridge. Dental bridges can last up to 15 years if correctly looked after.