A bridge is made up of two or more crowns joined together that fit teeth on either side of the gap, which serves as anchors, along with false teeth in between.
If you have strong enough teeth with good bone support then a bridge could be a great option to restore your smile. An impression will be taken of your mouth, from which a plaster model will be built of your teeth and gums to enable your dentist to understand how your teeth bite together.
Your teeth will then be prepared so that the bridge will fit: the teeth on either side of the gap need to be reduced in size to fit the fixings and accommodate the bridge comfortably. The second impression of your teeth is taken and used to build a bridge that looks natural and matches your mouth exactly. The bridge will be made from metal, porcelain or a combination of both, and the replacement tooth that’s fixed between your bridge will be colour-matched to the rest of your teeth. While your bridge is being made, your dentist may fit a temporary bridge or crown to protect the exposed gum and teeth.
When the bridge is ready, it will be fitted by one of our dentists.Back to General Dentistry
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