A bridge consists of multiple of crowns attached together to close gap left by one or more missing teeth. Attention must be paid in oral hygiene to keep area underneath the bridge clean. Our Dentists will be able to advise and demonstrate the technique suitable for you.
Here at Azure Dental Practice we work with highly trained technicians and labs in the area to custom-craft veneers and bridges that will look and feel natural.
What is a bridge?
Bridges are ideal for people who don’t like dentures and only have one or two teeth missing. Bridges are usually made by crowning the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth in the middle. They are fixed in the same way as crowns. These bridges are usually made of precious metal bonded to porcelain. Sometimes other non-precious metals are used in the base to give it extra strength.
What if I don’t want my remaining teeth drilled?
Adhesive bridges or Maryland bridges are another way of bridging a gap, and less of the tooth needs removing. These bridges are made up of a false tooth with metal ‘wings’ on either side. These wings are made to bond to the teeth on either side, with very little drilling involved. Instead, the teeth are roughened and the bridge is fitted using a very strong composite resin.
How do I look after my bridge?
You need to clean your bridge every day, to prevent problems such as bad breath and gum disease. You also have to clean under the false tooth every day. Your dentist will show you how to use a bridge needle or special floss, as a normal toothbrush cannot reach.