A bridge is a solution for a missing tooth or teeth. Dental bridges bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. The crown replacing the missing tooth is joined to crowns made to fit over the adjoining teeth. The bridge therefore consists of three crowns supported by the teeth either side of the gap. More than one missing tooth may be replaced in this way.

The process involves preparing the teeth adjoining the gap. These teeth are reshaped by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Impressions of your teeth are then made and sent to the laboratory for the technician to form a model of the bridge. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge for you to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while your bridge is being made.

Your temporary bridge will then be removed at a later appointment and the new one will be checked and adjusted to achieve a proper fit. The bridge is then permanently cemented into place


"If you get your teeth checked out regularly, you can get them sorted before they get worse."

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