A bridge is used to replace missing teeth and is one alternative to partial dentures.
Bridges are usually made from a precious metal base and if the bridge is visible, porcelain is then bonded to the base.
The bridge is made by constructing crowns on the teeth either side of the gap and joining them together with a false tooth. It is made in the laboratory and cemented into place using a special dental adhesive.
Once in place the bridge cannot be removed. You can usually have a bridge if you have enough strong teeth with good bone support.
If teeth are not replaced or supported when lost they will misalign other teeth causing your teeth to bite together incorrectly.
You will need to have at least two appointments if you have a fixed bridge fitted.
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Last Update: 09th April 2021