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What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a false tooth which sits in the location of the missing tooth. It is held in place by two crowns, which are attached to the dental bridge and fit over their teeth on either side of the gap. This then bridges the false tooth and crown together to provide an aesthetically pleasing and durable missing tooth solution. A dental bridge can be used to restore just one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
Don’t leave gaps in teeth
Issues for missing teeth
- Natural teeth begin moving out of place
- A weakened bite function
- Strain on surrounding teeth
- Facial aesthetics may be affected
- Dental decay due to food getting stuck in gaps
Dental bridge options in Hornchurch
There is also a Cantilever bridge which is used when there is only one healthy tooth beside the missing tooth. In this case, a crown is attached to the one missing healthy tooth and is attached to the false tooth.
Finally, we have the Maryland Bridge, also known as the adhesive bridge, which is used on gaps in the front teeth. Rather than using crowns to keep the false tooth in place, a tiny metal wire is attached to the back of the two natural teeth.
Our bridges can be made from porcelain, metal or a combination of the two. For more information about our bridges or denture services, contact Hacton Dental Care in Essex.