A dental bridge is used to replace a gap in the mouth from where a tooth or teeth have been removed.
The ability to have a bridge depends on the;
- size of the gap
- position of the gap
- quality of the teeth holding the bridge in place
Bridges are an alternative to implants and dentures and offer a fixed solution. There are two types.
This type of bridge can be used as a temporary measure as shown in the photographs. It is restoring the gap until implants can be placed.
The adhesive bridge can also be used as a permanent measure when replacing one tooth.
This type of bridge can be made from a variety of materials depending on the length of the bridge and its functional needs.
It is a fixed solution and on average this type of bridge lasts between 7-15 years.