Dental bridges are essentially false teeth, which are anchored onto neighbouring teeth in order to replace one or more missing teeth.
The false tooth (known as the pontic) is usually fused between two crowns that serve as the anchors and therefore bridging the teeth together. There are different types of bridges available; the type of bridge used would depend on the case.
“The things I have had done at this practice is a bridge, various fillings, a root canal and some caps. I had a tooth removed a long time ago due to root canal work, so there was a gap in my lower teeth, so for Aesthetic reasons, I had the bridge put in. When I spoke to Wal, my dentist, he explained the options I had the gap for some time and then he decided, and well we discussed the ways of dealing with it and that’s the conclusion we came to. I’ve been with Wal now for 2/3 years or since he first started here and I always had a great relationship with him, again very professional, very informative and he was very thorough in his checkups and advice.
The atmosphere here is very calming and relaxed, nobody likes coming to the dentist but the atmosphere here is one that gets you in the right frame of mind.
When I saw the result of my bridge I was really pleased and it I gave my confidence back again and enabled me to give a full smile, so I am really appreciative.”
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Why have a bridge?
There are many advantages to having a dental bridge. They include:
- Bridges are natural in appearance.
- You generally only require two appointments with you dentist to have a bridge.
- Bridges have a good life span, usually lasting for approx. 10 -15 years providing you practice good oral health techniques.
- Bridges will improve your bite, and reduce stress on teeth either side of the missing tooth gap.
- Bridges may correct any interference with your speech that the missing tooth is causing.
- Your overall appearance will be improved by diminishing gaps in your teeth.
For approximate prices please see our fee guide.