Dental bridges are false teeth (called pontics), which are permanently anchored onto neighbouring teeth in order to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are usually made of porcelain bonded to precious metal. There are also new bridges made entirely of a special type of strong ceramic. A bridge can only be placed if you have enough strong teeth with good bone support.
If you would like missing teeth replaced but don’t want removable false teeth, then a bridge could be the ideal solution because;
- They are natural in appearance.
- They generally require only two appointments with the dentist.
- They have a good life period, lasting for 10-15 years, providing you maintain good dental hygiene
- They improve your appearance, bite issues and speech problems occurring as a result of missing teeth
Dental bridge fittings
Fitting your tooth bridge will take two seperate appointments.
During your first visit, the teeth next to the space are prepared as for a crown, an impression or mould is made of the teeth, and temporary crowns are placed over the prepared teeth. The impressions are sent to our highly skilled dental technicians who construct a custom-made bridge to replace the missing teeth and restore your smile.
At the second visit, the temporary crowns are removed and the final Bridge is fitted and adjusted and cemented into place.
For more information on Bridges at Goodall Dental Practice, or to book a free no obligation consultation, call the team on 01922 642621, or click here to send an online request.