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Bridges To Eliminate Gaps

A dental bridge is a fixed replacement and would be recommended if you are missing one or more teeth. It is important to seek dental advice if this is the case, as the imbalance caused by missing teeth can lead to gum disease as well as tooth decay. 

A bridge is made by fitting crowns on the teeth either side of the gap and then joining the two crowns together by placing a false tooth in the gap. You will only be able to have a bridge fitted if you have strong enough teeth with good bone support – your dentist will consult with you to decide the best way to replace your missing tooth.

Benefits and Aftercare

Bridges can be used in order to cover a space that could be there if you are missing one or more teeth. In addition to this, they can also be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion. Gaps that are left behind from missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can then result in a bad bite. Bridges help this from happening.

To look after your bridges, ensure that you brush with fluoride toothpaste twice per day and floss daily. See your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleans. To prevent damage to the bridge, avoid chewing hard foods or other hard objects.

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Can Anyone Have Bridges?

We recommend that you come in for a consultation with our team before commencing with bridges to assess your suitability.

Questions about Teeth Whitening

If My Missing Tooth Is At The Back, Couldn’t I Just Leave The Gap There?

It is very common for missing back teeth not to be replaced. Many people find it acceptable and cope fine. 

Do Dental Bridges Get Loose Or Fall Out?

A bridge can unfortunately become loose and fall out – a thorough clinical and radiographic examination is essential to try and minimise this risk. 

How Should I Care For My Dental Bridge?

Following bridge placement excellent oral hygiene and a sensible low sugar diet is essential. The supporting teeth can decay just like normal teeth leading to failure of the bridgework. 

What Can A Dental Bridge Correct?

A bridge can restore both function and appearance.

How Long Will My Dental Bridge Last?

This is a difficult question to answer – unfortunately everyone is different – it is for this reason a detailed exam and treatment plan is needed, tailored to each individual. 

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Are you interested in our bridges service? If you are looking to have a great smile and have some questions you feel we may not have answered here, why don’t you book a free consultation? Our dedicated team would be happy to help.