Dental Bridge

How does treatment work?

A bridge spans the space where the teeth are missing. The bridge is cemented to the natural tooth or dental implants surround the empty space, these are known as abutments and serve as anchors for the bridge. The replacement tooth is then attached to the crowns that cover the abutments.

Bridges made using porcelain or ceramic can be matched to the colour of your own natural teeth. In areas of your mouth under less stress, such as your front teeth, a cantilever bridge may be used. These are used when there are teeth on only one side of the open space. By having a bridge placed, your greatly reduce the risk of gum disease and can help correct some bite issues and improve speech.