Bridges

What is a Bridge?

A Bridge is used to replace missing teeth by anchoring the false tooth using crowns on the adjacent teeth.

 

Benefits of Bridges:

  • Natural Looking: They look like your natural teeth.
  • Comfort: They feel like your natural teeth, they do not need to be removed like dentures.
  • Eating: There are no issues with eating, unlike with dentures which may move.
  • Durability: Lasts 10-15 years on average.
  • Convenience: Requires only 2 visits.

 

What is the Process?

Consultation:

Your dentist will assess your suitability and recommend your treatment plan.

 

Temporary Bridge:

Next, the abutment teeth are prepared. They will be trimmed to allow room for a crown to be placed.

Impressions of your teeth will be taken which will be used to manufacture the bridge.

Your dentist will make a temporary bridge for you to wear while your bridge is manufactured.

 

Fitting of Bridge:

The temporary bridge will be removed and the new permanent bridge will be cemented to your teeth.

 

Adjustments:

Adjustments may be made until the bridge fits comfortably.