A dental bridge is made up of at least 3 artificial teeth (for a single tooth they are called crowns or caps). Dental bridges are used to hide the missing teeth in your smile.
Everything you should know
about dental bridges
What is a dental bridge?
The pillars of the bridge are your existing teeth on each side of the missing one(s). There is a fake tooth in the middle. These false teeth can have a metal or a metal-free frame, but in both cases they will be covered in white porcelain. A dental bridge helps you with chewing, speaking and also prevents the remaining teeth from moving away.
When and why do I need a dental bridge?
Dental bridges are recommended to replace missing teeth. Losing a tooth can result in chewing difficulties, speaking problems and later on it can even change the structure of your face.
Missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants as well, but in case of not having the satisfactory bone quality or if you simply do not want to have an implant, dental bridge can be a quicker and more cost effective way to restore your smile.
What are the pros and cons of a dental bridge?
Having a dental bridge can save time and money. Getting used to your new dental bridge is usually easy and comfortable. The main disadvantage, compared to dental implants, is that your own teeth will be filed down, even if they are still healthy. If a healthy tooth is treated, it cannot be restored to its original state.
Book a FREE dental consultation
- Have a free consultation in London
- Receive your treatment plan instantly
- We will call you back to schedule your appointment