A dental bridge is a type of restoration, which is used to replace a missing tooth. There are different types and the most common type is the traditional fixed bridge, which is made up of a false tooth called a pontic, which is fused to the crowns of the neighbouring teeth.
Dental bridges can be made from different materials including porcelain, ceramic and ceramic fused to metal, which create a natural aesthetic, while also providing strength and durability. They are often more affordable than dental implants and the treatment process is quick and simple. The treatment is beneficial because it can restore function to the mouth, enabling you to eat and speak without any problems, also improving the appearance of your smile.
There are three types including the traditional fixed bridge that is used for most cases. If you have a missing front tooth you may be advised to have a Maryland or resin-bonded bridge. If you have a gap that has healthy teeth on one side only, a cantilever bridge is the best option; in this case, it is anchored by either one or two crowns on one side of the gap.
Alternatives include dentures (either a complete denture to replace a full set of missing teeth or a partial denture to replace a small number of teeth) and dental implants, which are most commonly used to replace a single missing tooth. If you have a missing tooth, we will happy to discuss treatment options with you and explain what a dental bridge is, how it works, how much it costs and what the treatment process involves at Harley street Dental Studio in the city of London.
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