Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap – these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth – or a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
What are the benefits of Dental Bridges?
Restore your smile
Restore your 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 drifting out of position
To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot.
Procedure for fitting a bridge
Diagnostic models are made to study the optimal way to perform the procedure.
Teeth used to attach the bridge are carefully prepared.
Impressions are made and a temporary/ provisional acrylic bridge is then cemented into place.
The final bridges are fabricated in the lab, adjustments done and cemented into place.