Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of one, two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth. A false tooth/teeth sits in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.
Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.We also offer fibre reinforced composite bridges. These are lower cost bridges, constructed direct in the mouth, that utilises a glass fibre rod as the support between the teeth either side of a space. They can be done as an immediate treatment to replace a tooth being extracted as an alternative to a denture, or as a cost effective means of replacing a tooth that has been absent for some time. The false tooth is built up with tooth coloured white filling materials. They are;
- a low cost alternative to conventional porcelain bridgework
- involve minimal tooth preparation of the adjacent teeth
- have good aesthetics
- are a useful alternative to a small partial denture
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