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A bridge is a reliable solution to missing teeth

If you lose a tooth, it is best to replace it either with a dental implant or with a bridge. This is because having a space can sometimes cause your other teeth to move into it and can encourage opposing teeth to over-erupt and thus affect your bite. Losing teeth can place a strain on remaining teeth, making them more likely to break.

Dental Bridges replace missing teeth when dental implants are either not possible or desired. A dental bridge consists of crowns (that fit over your teeth either side of the space) and artificial teeth (that bridge the gap in your smile).


Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Bridges

Why should I have a dental bridge?

Dental Bridges are a good treatment to replace missing teeth and can look and feel completely natural.

Do dental bridges last?

With a rigorous dental hygiene regime, dental bridges can last 15 years and beyond.

What are the benefits of a dental bridge?

– enables you to chew properly
– maintains your face shape
– allows proper distribution of force when biting
– keeps teeth in their proper positions

What are the disadvantages of a dental bridge?

They require the healthy teeth either side to be prepared for a crown and thus drilled to the correct shape. Sometimes the teeth to be used as the anchor can become compromised.

Are dental implants better?

Dental implants replace the root, so help to preserve your bone and facial structure. They also give a more natural result. However, dental implant treatment can take longer and is more costly. If you aren’t sure, or do not know if you are suitable, book in for an implant consultation.

If you have a missing teeth/tooth and would like to have expert guidance and treatment, do not hesitate to call us on 01582 712 470 or book an appointment online below: