Bridges

Bridges are used in some cases to replace missing teeth, a bridge is a false tooth that is attached to an anchor tooth or teeth. Great care must be taken to ensure the anchor tooth that will hold the false tooth in place is healthy and that the bite and condition of the gums are healthy and favourable to minimise the risk to the teeth and gums and the risk of overall failure.
 

Private bridges can be a very aesthetic option to replace missing teeth and can be almost invisible from your natural teeth! Please ask your dentist for the options that are appropriate to your individual needs. We have been working with the same laboratories for many years to help produce accurate and aesthetic bridges for our patients.
 

There are two main types of bridge commonly used:

  • Conventional Bridges – this is a false tooth fused to a dental crown that is placed over the prepared anchor tooth/teeth. We offer metal fused to porcelain or all ceramic bridges that are designed and matched to your natural teeth, they have the benefit of covering large fillings or weakened teeth in the process of replacing a missing tooth/teeth. The procedure for this bridge is the same as that for a dental crown.
     
  • Adhesive Bridges-  this is where the false tooth is fused to a metal or ceramic wing that is then bonded to the back of the tooth or teeth either side of the gap , the ceramic wing can be bonded to the back of the tooth or teeth or can alternative be placed into the anchor teeth and can replace a filling in the tooth (this option can achieve a huge overall aesthetic benefit as large silver fillings can be replaced by tooth coloured ceramic). Adhesive bridges have the advantage of being minimally invasive with minimal preparation often needed to the anchor teeth (which means less risks of complications to the anchor teeth and often less time in the chair).

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