What is a dental bridge?
A fixed bridge is made by putting crowns on the teeth at either side of the space, and then joining these two crowns together by placing a false tooth in the space.
This is all made in the laboratory and then cemented into place with special adhesives. The bridge cannot be removed for cleaning.
Can I always have a bridge to replace missing teeth?
Bridges are only possible if you have enough strong teeth with good bone support. We will help you decide which is the best way of replacing missing teeth.
More Questions About Bridges
- What are bridges made of?
Bridges are usually made of porcelain bonded to precious metal. Sometimes, there are other non-precious metals used in the base for strength. There are also new bridges made entirely of a special type of strong porcelain.
- What will a bridge cost?
Costs will vary according to the size and type of bridge you need. A bridge starts from £400 per unit. Always get a written estimate and treatment plan before beginning any dental treatment. Although a bridge may seem expensive it should last many years.
- How do I look after my bridge?
You need to clean your bridge every day, to prevent problems such as bad breath and gum disease. You also have to clean under the false tooth every day. Your dentist or hygienist will show you how to use a bridge needle or special floss, as a normal toothbrush cannot reach.