What is a dental bridge?

If you’re missing several teeth, we can place a dental bridge to fill this space using the healthy teeth either side as a foundation. Both crowns and bridges are very durable and extremely aesthetic options for restoring your smile.

A dental bridge consists of several false teeth joined together and secured by crowns placed on healthy natural teeth on either side of the gap

A dental bridge may be used to:

  • Fill space created by missing teeth
  • Maintain facial shape
  • Prevent remaining teeth from moving out of alignment
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability
  • Restore your smile
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanently secured teeth

Like a crown, a bridge is custom-made in a laboratory from detailed impression moulds. At this stage, Dr Gleeson will also determine the right shade for your bridge so it blends your natural surrounding teeth. Often a temporary bridge will be placed while your permanent bridge is being created.

At your second appointment, your temporary bridge – if one was placed – will be removed and your new permanent bridge is assessed for fit, comfort and bite before it is secured in place.

It is essential to care for your crown and bridge as much as your natural teeth. Although they are made from an artificial material, the health of your surrounding teeth and gums will affect the longevity of your restorations.

With the correct care, good oral hygiene routing and scheduling check-up appointments every six months with the team at The Art of Dentistry bridges can last 10-15 years.