What Is A Dental Bridge?
This is a fixed method of replacing missing teeth which uses the existing teeth either side of the space for support. A dental bridge is only possible if there are healthy teeth either side of the space. Its main advantage is that it offers a quick replacement for a missing tooth as treatment only takes a matter of weeks. Its disadvantage is that it entails cutting down firm healthy teeth to act as supports. In the long term this can prove detrimental to the tooth.
How Does A Dental Bridge Work?
A bridge is an established method of dealing with the problem of missing teeth providing a fixed replacement. If you do not have sufficient bone for dental implants or do not want to undergo implant treatment then a conventional tooth support bridge could provide a quick and predictable solution.
Providing the teeth which support the bridge remain healthy and free from gum disease a bridge should provide many years of trouble free function, looking and feeling almost as good as natural teeth. A bridge has to be made at a dental laboratory which uses only the very best and latest material to ensure durability. A bridge can be made and fitted with two visits, spread over two weeks and the appointments are not normally either long or painful.