Bridges are ideal for people who don’t like dentures or who only have one or two teeth missing. A conventional bridge involves crowning the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth in the middle. They are then fixed in the same way as a crown.

They are made in a similar way to crowns being either porcelain bonded to metal or all porcelain.

There are also adhesive bridges which require less preparation of the opposing teeth. They are normally made up of a false porcelain tooth with a metal wing which fixes to the tooth next to the gap. The tooth is roughened slightly and the bridge is fitted using a strong composite adhesive.

A bridge can improve your smile by filling the unwanted gaps, improve chewing and speech along with stopping food getting stuck in the gaps left by a missing tooth. And all this without the need for a denture.

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