Dental bridges are one of the most popular and common ways to replace missing teeth. Presenting a cost-effective option for patients, bridges are designed to fill in gaps in the mouth by using surrounding healthy teeth as support. There are several different bridge types available to patients, and we’ll be able to help find the one that suits your situation most appropriately.
Bridges are used to fill in gaps left by missing teeth. They can be used to replace just one or multiple teeth and are made up of prosthetic teeth and a support structure that is then applied to neighbouring teeth.
The most commonly placed bridge is often used to replace two or more teeth at once and uses crowns applied to both neighbouring healthy teeth to anchor the bridge in place.
Instead of using crowns to anchor the prosthesis in place, Maryland or bonded bridges as they’re known, use a metal or porcelain frame which is then attached to both neighbouring healthy teeth as support. This is a more minimally invasive option, as it doesn’t require the application of a crown or crowns, meaning the natural support teeth do not have to be affected or filed down for placement.
Bridges usually last between 5-15 years, depending on how well they are taken care of. They are a permanent solution to the issue of missing teeth, but they will require periodic replacement.
Other replacement options include dentures and implants.Back to General Dentistry
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