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A bridge is used as a permanent replacement for one or more missing teeth. It is both aesthetic and functional.

A bridge may be recommended if you're missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

A bridge will restore your natural bite and prevent unwanted movement of the adjacent teeth and over eruption of the opposing teeth. They are a very desirable alternative to a removable partial denture.

How your bridge is fitted

It will usually take two visits to your dentist to have a bridge fitted and adjusted correctly. On your first visit preparatory work will be done, shaping the teeth for the bridge to fit on to. Your dentist will then take a mould of your teeth, which will be sent to the laboratory for the dental technician to make the bridge. On your next visit, your bridge will be fitted and adjusted to ensure a correct bite. If you are happy with the way the bridge fits and looks your bridge will be fixed in place. If at this stage the shade or fit of the bridge are not correct it can be sent back to the laboratory for any necessary adjustments to be made before it is fixed in place permanently.

A bridge will restore your natural bite and prevent unwanted movement of the adjacent teeth and over eruption of the opposing teeth. They are a very desirable alternative to a removable partial denture.

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I care for my dental bridge?

Because dental bridges are most commonly made of dental porcelain, a very strong material, they do not require any special care. You should still brush and floss around them as you do your natural teeth, and pay close attention to your gum health. However, because the false tooth is fused to one or more neighbouring tooth crowns, you will not be able to floss between the false tooth and it neighbours.

What makes a person a good candidate for a bridge?

Virtually any person missing teeth is a candidate for dental bridges. If spaces between the teeth are not filled in, other teeth can become damaged or drift out of place.

What color will the bridge be?

Bridges are designed to give patients a natural look. The color of the bridge will vary based on the location of the teeth being replaced. How white the bridge is will also vary based on the structure and condition of your natural teeth.

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