Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed, non-removable option to replace missing teeth. This option can be a good long-term choice to restore your chewing function and the appearance of your smile.
How do they work?

A replacement porcelain tooth or teeth is held in place , attached to the other teeth by either crowns or “wings” for support.
The adjacent teeth would need to be prepared to receive the bridge depending on the design and type of bridge chosen to suit your smile and bite.

There are four types of bridges;

  • Conventional bridge
  • Cantilever bridge
  • Maryland bridge (attached by a “wing”)
  • Implant supported bridge

Are dental bridges right for me?

Dental bridges are one of many options to replace missing teeth to enhance your smile, improve chewing function and prevent other teeth drifting and tipping into unfilled spaces.

It is essential we carry out a comprehensive examination of your mouth to assess the occlusion (bite), gum health and the health of the teeth proposed to be supporting the bridge for the best long term outcome .

Alternatives to replace missing teeth

In certain circumstances where a dental bridge is not the right option for you, there may be other options available to replace missing teeth. e.g. dental implants and removable partial/complete dentures.