Dental bridges are a good solution if you don’t have many missing teeth, or if your missing teeth are all on one side of your mouth.
What is a bridge?
A bridge is made up of two or more crowns that fit to teeth on either side of the gap, which serve as anchors, along with a false tooth in-between.
A bridge will support the false tooth or teeth, and reduce the susceptibility of remaining teeth to decay and gum disease.
The benefits of a bridge:
You will need to clean your bridge and the false tooth or teeth it supports every day. Your Tavistock dentist will show you how to use a bridge needle or special floss to ensure your bridge is thoroughly clean. To prevent damage, it’s best to avoid chewing hard foods and ice. By taking good care of your bridge, you can ensure it will last for many years.
How is a bridge fitted?
Your Abbey Mead Dental & Implant Clinic dentist will examine your teeth and jaw at your first appointment to evaluate the best course of action. 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 either side of the gap need to be reduced in size to fit the fixings and accommodate the bridge comfortably.Back to General Dentistry
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