If you require restoration of missing tooth or gap, one option is a bridge. Bridges are usually made of a metal base which gives them a solid structure and makes them hard-wearing. If you need a bridge in your smile line, porcelain is usually added to the base to make it look more like real teeth. A bridge helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier because they are fixed and can’t come out.
Some bridges can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implants, if you have several teeth next to each other that are missing.
Once you have a bridge fitted, you will have to take extra care of your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free and that you can prevent bad breath. We recommend that you also see a dental hygienist on a regular basis to promote the life span of the bridge and prevent gum problems or tooth decay which could lead to the loss of the bridge.