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Dental Bridges

What is a dental bridge?

The main aim of dental bridges is to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. They are a great alternative to dentures or dental implants. Bridges are fixed in place, which means they do not need to be taken out at night.

What are the benefits of dental bridges?

Bridges can help to:

  • Restore your smile and boost your self-esteem
  • Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from movements which may result in drifting or tilting out of position.

Can I always have a bridge to replace missing teeth?

Although bridges are excellent restorations, they might not be suitable for everyone. Each case is carefully assessed to check if abutment teeth are strong enough and supported by a bone of good quality.

Types of dental bridges

Traditional bridge:
Teeth each side of the gap need to be prepared as under a crown.

Resin Retained Bridge:
A Resin retain bridge or Maryland bridge is an excellent alternative when teeth are healthy on each side of the gap, when an implant is not an option, or in young patients with hypodontia.

What are dental bridges made of?

Dental bridges, similar to dental crowns can be made of porcelain fused to metal or full ceramics.

Model of a dental bridge being fitted
Middle aged woman smiling after teeth polishing

What is a dental bridge?

The main aim of dental bridges is to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. They are a great alternative to dentures or dental implants. Bridges are fixed in place, which means they do not need to be taken out at night.

What are the benefits of dental bridges?

Bridges can help to:

  • Restore your smile and boost your self-esteem
  • Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from movements which may result in drifting or tilting out of position.

Can I always have a bridge to replace missing teeth?

Although bridges are excellent restorations, they might not be suitable for everyone. Each case is carefully assessed to check if abutment teeth are strong enough and supported by a bone of good quality.

Types of dental bridges

Traditional bridge:
Teeth each side of the gap need to be prepared as under a crown.

Resin Retained Bridge:
A Resin retain bridge or Maryland bridge is an excellent alternative when teeth are healthy on each side of the gap, when an implant is not an option, or in young patients with hypodontia.

What are dental bridges made of?

Dental bridges, similar to dental crowns can be made of porcelain fused to metal or full ceramics.

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Contact Details

Call

01803 380090

Email

reception@parkhilldental.co.uk

Address

Parkhill Dental Practice,
3 Parkhill Road,
Torquay,
TQ1 2AL,
Devon

Hours

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Fri: 8.00 - 3pm
Weekends: closed