Filling The Gap With Bridges
A bridge replaces a missing tooth (or teeth) by fixing a replacement to the natural teeth on each side of the gap. A bridge can be matched to the colour of your remaining teeth letting you forget that you have missing teeth. Bridges can improve the way you look, bite, chew and speak.
- Bridges are made of metal and porcelain or sometimes just porcelain. Some bridges have crowns at each end; others are fixed directly to the surface of the teeth next to the gap and occasionally a bridge is only fixed to the tooth on one side of the gap.
A bridge can last, and keep you smiling, for many years if you keep it clean and free from accidental damage.