A dental bridge can make a real difference to a person’s life.
Besides having dental implants, there are two main ways to replace missing or rotten teeth.
The first option is with a removable false tooth or teeth – a partial denture. The second is with a fixed bridge.
A dental bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace or where the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base.
A bridge gets its name due to the fact that it is anchored in place against two crowns on either side. These crowns are then placed on the existing teeth to form a bridge.
If the dental bridge will show, porcelain is then bonded to the base. Sometimes, there are other non-precious metals used in the base to reduce the cost.
You should replace missing teeth for a number of reasons. Your appearance is one. Having a missing or rotten tooth can really dent a person’s confidence, particularly if it’s visible at the front of your mouth. A missing tooth could also have a negative impact on your speech, which could, in turn, affect your career, love life and personality.
Another reason to replace missing teeth is that the gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain is put on the teeth on either side.
A gap can also mean your ‘bite’ is affected because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together. This can then lead to food getting packed into the gap, which causes decay, halitosis and gum disease. By simply filling the gap your teeth will become easier to care for and ensure better oral health.
For further details on our dental bridges and cosmetic dental procedures please contact us today on 01782 848708.