What is a Dental Bridge?
Missing teeth may distract from an otherwise beautiful smile. These gaps can also create functional and maintenance problems for your remaining natural teeth.
We use dental bridges to restore your smile, creating the appearance of a complete and healthy set of teeth. A bridge is a fixed, permanent dental appliance composed of artificial teeth fused to two crowns. The dental bridge anchors to the surrounding abutment teeth via the crowns or dental implants, which hold it securely in place.
Anchoring to one or both teeth on either side of a gap, a bridge can replace single or multiple missing teeth in a row.
Benefits of Bridges
The impact of dental bridges can be more than skin deep. Here are a few benefits for patients who receive dental bridges at our Wokingham, Berkshire, dental practice.
Types of Dental Bridges
In general, there are four different types of dental bridges. The kind of bridge we recommend depends on your unique situation.
Bespoke Dental Bridges at Our Practice
At our UK dental practice, we design and place bridges that have been made just for you. Using images and measurements of the treatment area, the dental laboratory constructs your bridge to our specifications, including shape, size, and colour. Bridges from smile2o are custom-made to look and feel like your natural teeth.
Dental bridge treatment requires multiple appointments. Your first appointment will include your examination, tooth preparation, and treatment planning. When your new bridge is ready, we will have you back for a second appointment. After checking the fit and ensuring you are happy with the appliance, we use a special dental adhesive to affix the bridge to your abutment teeth or implants.