If one or more teeth is missing, you may notice a difference in chewing, speech and appearance and this can affect your confidence and the way you feel about yourself. Bridges can help restore your smile.
Conventional bridges are held in place by crowns on the teeth either side of the gap – they literally ‘bridge’ the gap where one or more teeth used to be.
They are usually made by our dental technician in ceramic for a natural and pleasing appearance, but can also be made in gold or a combination of gold and ceramic. The bridge is attached to surrounding teeth and can only be removed by a dentist.
Implant retained bridges are fitted onto two or more implants which have successfully integrated into the bone. Accurately designed components are used to attach the bridge to the implants. In many cases it is possible for the implant bridge to be removed by your dentist for cleaning and checking.
It is very important to keep the supporting teeth or implants very clean to avoid problems developing – their success depends on a healthy foundation.