Bridges are a permanent and realistic looking way of filling a gap between teeth that has been caused by one or more missing teeth, and can help avoid the need for a denture. Modern materials and techniques mean they are long lasting and look and feel very realistic.
A bridge is a false tooth which is held in place by the teeth next to it. It is usually made of a precious metal base such as gold, with tooth coloured porcelain bonded to any visible areas to make it look natural.
Most often, the two neighbouring teeth - one on each side - will need to have crowns fixed onto them. The two crowns are then joined together by placing the false tooth between them and cementing them in place.
For more information on how we can help with dental bridges at our practice in Salisbury, Wiltshire, then call us on 01722 329959.
This page was last updated on 08 of September 2011