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Bridges

A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth and is custom-made for each patient. The fitting of dental bridges is one of the most common restorative procedures performed by Horton Dental Practice’s dentists.

What is a bridge?

In simple terms, a bridge is a replacement or false tooth (or teeth) held in place by crowns on the surrounding teeth.

When a patient loses a tooth and requires a dental bridge, crowns are placed on the teeth at either side of the gap. They are then joined together by placing a false tooth in the gap, creating a ‘bridge’ between the two natural teeth.

A replacement tooth can be made of porcelain which is colour-matched to a patient’s existing teeth. Replacement teeth can also be made from precious metals or alloys.

Different types of dental bridges

Our dental team is experienced in fitting bridges and will recommend the most suitable type for you. Horton Dental Practice uses the following types of dental bridges:

  • Traditional: these are used most frequently when restoring a missing tooth. Two crowns hold the the bridge in place to restore the gap. They can be used to replace one or more missing teeth
  • Cantilever: this type of bridge is used when the replacement tooth is only supported on one side instead of both
  • Maryland or resin-bonded: here, the bridge has a metal framework which is bonded to the anchor teeth with resin. The framework holds the bridge in place and is not visible

Benefits of dental bridges

At Horton Dental Practice we will ensure that your dental bridge is expertly fitted for a natural and attractive appearance.

Here are a few added benefits of dental bridges:

  • Filling the gap created by a missing tooth and restoring your smile
  • Restoring functionality so you can chew food with ease
  • Helping to restore the shape of your face and jaw line
  • Preventing existing teeth from moving out of position
  • Reducing the potential for temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders

Please speak to Horton Dental Practice today about your dental bridge or possible treatment by calling 020 8391 9222 or click here to contact us.

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