A small row of false teeth to help normalise the appearance and function of your teeth
A dental bridge usually refers to a small row of false teeth which is used to replace an area of your mouth with multiple problem teeth. A bridge is a fixed replacement which can be made from a range of materials, and they are designed to appear to be “real teeth”.
What are Bridges?
Bridges are essentially fixed replacements for missing teeth, especially 2 or 3 teeth which are next to one another.
A dental bridge can be made from several different materials, including porcelain (bonded to metal alloys), regular porcelain, and metal alloys containing metals such as titanium, aluminium, vanadium, and cobalt chromium.
You can also get temporary bridges for unsightly teeth, and these are usually made from acrylic/plastic. Some permanent bridges can be made from non-metallic materials too, although this is less common.
How does getting a dental bridge work?
Your dentist makes a master impression of your teeth, sending it away to a bridge manufacturer.
If deemed necessary, a temporary bridge will be placed in your mouth. This will help to protect your vulnerable teeth before a permanent bridge is installed.
After receiving back your bridges from the manufacturer, your dentist will carefully assess the bridges, ensuring that they are a good fit for your mouth.
The dentist will cement and bond the bridgework in your mouth, giving you a brand new smile!