Bridges

 

Bridges are a fixed and aesthetically pleasing solution for patients with missing teeth. There are various types of Bridges available, each with their own advantages depending on patient preference and the condition of the remaining natural teeth. The three main types of Bridge that we offer are shown below.

Other available options to replace missing teeth are Dental Implants and Dentures. We hold regular free consultation evenings regarding tooth replacement options where we offer 20% off treatment. To see upcoming events, please visit our Facebook page.

Traditional fixed bridge.

This type of Bridge involves the placement of a Crown on either side of the missing tooth which act as an anchor for the Bridge to hold it in place and keep it secure. These Bridges are usually made from porcelain bonded to precious metal. Sometimes, there are other non-precious metals used in the base for strength.

Maryland-bonded bridge.

This is a new and revolutionary type of bridge that does not involve the placement of a crown on either side of the missing tooth. The advantages of this is that the bridge can be placed more quickly and eliminating the need for crowns means eliminating trauma to the neighbouring natural teeth. Maryland Bridges are made from a special resin and metal frame that has wings which are cemeted into place with a strong adhesive.

Cantilever Bridge.

This type of bridge might be used when there are teeth present on just one side of the missing tooth. In this case the bridge is is anchored to one or more adjacent teeth on that one side.

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Cantilever Bridge

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