What is a bridge?
A dental bridge is a restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of one or more artificial teeth, anchored in place by one or more dental crowns. These crowns, so called abutments,  fit the neighbouring teeth, one on each side anchoring the bridge in place.
The material used to fabricate the bridge is  strong and durable, such as ceramic, porcelain, or metal, and the bridge is custom-made to fit your mouth and provide a comfortable and natural-looking replacement for your missing teeth.

What is the process of having a bridge?
A few steps are included in the process of having a dental bridge, but these do not usually require more than two visits at your dentist.  

  • Step 1 :
    Preparation of the tooth/teeth: A small amount of enamel will be removed from your abutment tooth/teeth, make them smaller so the crowns can fit.
  • Step 2 :
    Impressions of your prepared teeth and mouth will be taken so the dental technician can make your bridge.
  • Step 3 :
    A temporary bridge will be placed on the prepared teeth while the permanent one is being fabricated. 
  • Step 4 :
    Fabrication of the bridge in a dental laboratory.
  • Step 5 :
    Placement of the bridge. Your bridge is now ready to be cemented onto the prepared teeth. 

What are the benefits of having a bridge?

  • A bridge can improve the appearance of your smile and boost your self-confidence by replacing one or more missing teeth. 
  • A bridge can help restore the function of your teeth by  improving the ability to eat, chew and speak normally.
  • A bridge will provide support to neighbouring teeth and prevent them from shifting or moving into the empty space and cause bite problems. 
  • A bridge can help maintain the shape of your face, avoiding the face appearing sunken and aged due to missing teeth. 

Like dental crowns, bridges are designed to last for years. Therefore, good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist can help detect or prevent any problems that can develop if you do not look after your bridge properly. 

A dental bridge can be an effective solution to replace tooth loss and restore the appearance and function of your smile. Your dentist is here to help you determine if a bridge is  the best option for your individual needs.  

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