What Are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is an excellent way of restoring the appearance of a patient’s smile if they are missing one or two teeth or if they prefer not to wear dentures. They are effective at restoring a natural smile, holding the remaining teeth in place, and reducing the susceptibility of the patients remaining teeth to decay and gum disease.
The bridge is a custom made permanent false tooth that is fixed to the remaining teeth. The results can be excellent with both good function and appearance.
Bridges are made of metal and porcelain or sometimes just porcelain. The teeth can be matched to the colour of your own teeth. We prepare the teeth that will support the bridge to take the fixings and to make sure that the bridge is not too bulky.
At Manor House Dental & Implant Clinic we take an impression of the teeth and any gaps, and our dental technician uses this to make the bridge. A plastic temporary bridge or temporary crown may be fitted in the meantime.
At your final visit, we check that the bridge fits, make any minor adjustments and then fix it permanently in place. Your dentist or hygienist will show you the best way of keeping your new bridge clean.