If few or more teeth are missing a bridge might be a good option to close spaces.
Bridges are usually made of a metal or zirconium base, which gives a solid structure and makes them hard-wearing. The porcelain is placed on top of the base which makes the bridge 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 during your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free and does not cause bad breath.
Typically, 2 sessions are required to fit a bridge.
Session 1: teeth which need treatment are shaped and an impression is taken. The impression goes to the dental laboratory.
Session 2: the bridge fitted securely on top of the teeth.
- Gaps are closed with a permanently fixed restoration which does not need to come out daily
- Beautifully restored teeth within relatively short span of time
- Improved aesthetics and function