Bridges

Imagine No More Embarrassing Gap! Or Throwing Your Denture Away.

Bridges permanently replace a missing tooth or teeth. And they look and function exactly like natural teeth. For some peoples’ teeth, a bridge is more appropriate than an implant. For example, when the teeth either side of the gap are weak or heavily filled. We’ll discuss with you what is best after thoroughly assessing your particular situation.

 

There are two types of tooth-supported bridges

1. Resin-retained bridge

We will create a resin-retained bridge:

  • If there isn’t enough space for an implant,
  • On a youthful patient
  • When the adjacent teeth are in good condition. This can be used as a temporary or provisional long-term bridge,

The resin-retained bridge has an uncertain lifespan and is thus used as a temporary long-term reconstruction when it is required to provide the highest degree of esthetics, such as removing a single anterior (front) tooth when the patient is already going through their developmental years.

2. Fixed three-unit bridge

A fixed three-unit bridge created:

  • When full crown coverage will benefit from the adjacent teeth
  • If a dental implant is not appropriate for replacing a missing tooth and there is not sufficient room, for example.
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