A bridge offers a smile enhancing way to fill the gaps left by missing teeth. without the need for dentures. It consists of an imitation tooth (a pontic) positioned between two crowns that fit over the teeth either side of the gap. As well as filling in gaps, bridges can improve chewing ability and speech, and prevent the movement of any natural teeth.
- We will slightly reduce the size of the teeth either side of the gap so the crowns will fit perfectly.
- We then take impressions of your teeth so your bridge can be tailor-made for you.
- While you are waiting for this specially designed bridge, a temporary restoration will be fixed in place to protect your teeth.
- When ready, your bridge will be checked and adjusted so it is a perfect fit, then put in place permanently with dental cement.