If you have missing teeth, we can create a permanent 'bridge' appliance to replace the missing teeth. Not only does a bridge fill the missing space, thereby giving you back a complete smile, it will also prevent the teeth on either side of the space from shifting. It also stops the tooth that chews with it from drifting into the space.
Dental bridges are a long lasting treatment (10-15 years) for people with single or multiple (adjacent) tooth loss. Missing teeth can dramatically affect a person's appearance and also cause speech impediments thus affecting their self-esteem.
A ‘fixed’ bridge is permanently joined onto the neighboring teeth on either side of the gap, and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth and two crowns. If healthy adjacent 'anchor' teeth aren't available, a surgically implanted metal post or dental 'implant' may be an alternate choice.
Want to find out more about Dental Bridges ...
You probably have questions. Our dentists can answer them and, based on an analysis of your situation, tell you whether a dental bridge would be right for you. To have a dental bridge you should have healthy gums and strong healthy adjacent 'anchor' teeth.