Replacing missing teeth with realistic, highly functional dental bridges
Filling the gap left by a lost tooth is important – and not just for the obvious aesthetic benefits. Conditions such as tooth drift and misalignment can occur, allowing bacteria to enter the exposed gum tissue.
A dental bridge is an effective way to fill the gap caused by the loss of a small number of adjacent teeth, restoring the function and appearance of your smile.
To create your bridge, we’ll begin by carefully taking impressions of your teeth and mouth, here at our practice in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. Your bridge will then be constructed, with great care taken to match the appearance of your smile and achieve excellent functionality. You’ll be able to eat, speak and laugh with confidence.
Three main types of dental bridge:
This involves capping teeth on either side of the gap to hold a tooth-coloured bridge in place. The natural-looking replacement teeth strengthen the smile and restore aesthetics.
A cantilever bridge is used if there are only teeth available on one area of the tooth gap. The bridge is attached to one or two teeth on the strong area of the gap using crowns.
This type of bridge is usually applied to missing front teeth. It’s held in place using bands joined to the surrounding teeth rather than crowns.