The purpose of a bridge is to replace a missing tooth or teeth to restore and rejuvenate your smile. Custom-made to fill in gaps between your teeth, it acts as a fixed replacement.
Bridges come in all shapes and sizes, and are custom-made to suit your smile arch and tooth shade.
In dentistry, bridges can be categorised into three main types: bonded, cantilever, and implant-retained.
The absence of a tooth can lower your self-confidence, but it can also lead to other concerns. Teeth adjacent to a gap tend to drift toward it, putting your remaining teeth under extra pressure and a higher risk of deterioration.
In addition to restoring your smile, dental bridges prevent your adjacent teeth from drifting and improve oral hygiene by maintaining the correct spacing, lessening food trapping.
You will need two visits to complete a bonded bridge or winged bridge.
During your first visit, the dentist will prepare adjacent teeth to the correct shape and take accurate scans or moulds of your mouth to send to a dental technician.
Approximately two weeks later, you will have an appointment to check that you are satisfied with the appearance of your new bridge. If so, your dentist will carefully review the bite and fit the bridge with strong adhesive.Back to General Dentistry