If you require a more extensive restoration than a crown or have more than one tooth that needs to be repaired, a good solution is a bridge. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base which gives them a solid structure and makes them hard-wearing. If you need a bridge in your smile line, porcelain is usually added to the base to make it look more like real teeth. A bridge helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier because they are fixed and can't come out.
Some bridges can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implants, if you have several teeth next to each other that are missing.
Once you have a bridge fitted, you will have to take extra care of your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free and that you can prevent bad breath.
We have also created a free guide which will answer the most common questions everyone has about these treatments, our guide is free and available for immediate download.
"11 Things Everyone Should Know about Replacing Missing Teeth"
In order to help you find out more about replacing missing teeth we have created a comprehensive downloadable PDF guide. The document is free and available for immediate download.
Find out about:
- Are you a candidate for dental implants?
- What happens if you don't replace missing teeth?
- Will you really need to wear dentures?
- How much will treatment cost?
- How long will it take?
- What are the downsides?
- Will it hurt?
- Plus lots more...
A special report by Dr Daniel Murphy.