Bridges replace missing teeth by literally 'bridging' the gap. The bridgework attaches a replacement tooth onto the natural teeth on either side of the gap.

If you're missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in your natural function such as chewing and speaking. You may also find that over time, the shape of your face / profile may change along with your natural bite and this may affect your self-confidence.

A Bridge can fill a gap of up to four teeth if there are healthy natural teeth flanking the gap. The Bridge will replace your missing teeth and will appear entirely natural. Bridges will:

» Improve your appearance
» Help prevent movement of adjacent and opposing teeth.
» Are easy to clean
» Improve your bite

Pictured Above: Bridge ready for placement

There are two main types of Bridges available - Adhesive and Conventional.

Adhesive Bridges are very conservative indeed and involve bonding a metal wing to the inner part of an adjacent tooth or teeth with special adhesives. The replacement tooth is held in place by this wing.

 


Adhesive Bridges - Before & After Photos
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Whereby with Conventional Bridges , the teeth on either side of the gap are made up as Crowns and the replacement tooth joins the Crowns together into one large restoration.

Conventional Bridges - Before & After Photos
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Nowadays, with modern technology it is possible to make fantastically aesthetic small Bridges without any metal component by using a shade matched Zirconium core to provide the strength required.

Pictured Above: Bridges ready for placement

While large Bridges are possible, they are not always advisable and nowadays, Implants would probably be a better option to replace multiple teeth.

Bridges are a permanent replacement for missing teeth and can help restore your function, improve your health and alleviate the pain that an incorrect bite can cause.

For more information on Bridges, please contact Sevenoaks Smile Studio today. Call 01732 459222 or click here to email us.