Dental Bridges –
Restore Your Smile and Your Confidence

Dental bridges are a fantastic way to transform your smile by replacing missing teeth. The procedure uses neighboring teeth as an anchor for the replacement teeth, which are usually made of ceramic, delivering natural results that last years.

What Are The Different Kinds of Dental Bridges?

The kind of dental bridge required depends on how many teeth the patient is missing. There are three main types of dental bridges:

Traditional Fixed Bridge

A traditional fixed bridge fills the gap with false teeth, holding them in place using two ceramic crowns, one on each side of the gap, as an anchors.

Cantilever Bridge

A cantilever bridge is used in cases where only one tooth is there to anchor the false tooth. The crown is anchored to one or several teeth on just one side of the gap.

Maryland Bridge

Maryland bridges are used when the two teeth at either side of the gap are healthy. A synthetic tooth fitted to metal or ceramic bands is attached to the back of the healthy teeth at either side of the gap.

What Are The Benefits of Dental Bridges?

  • They can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay, as less gum and tooth area is exposed
  • They improve the appearance of your smile and can help you feel more confident
  • Results are natural-looking and can last 10-15 years
  • They can fix a speech impediment or lisp caused by your missing teeth
  • Your ability to chew food properly will be restored

Dental Bridges: What Does The Procedure Involve?

Initial Consultation

First, we’ll invite you to our office for a consultation, where we’ll assess the condition of your teeth, and advise whether a dental bridge is suitable. If a dental bridge is required, we’ll also take your dental impression during this appointment.

Prep The Mouth

We’ll numb the area before the treatment with an anesthetic, making the procedure as comfortable as possible for you. Once the mouth is numbed, we’ll shave away a small part of your teeth, so that an impression can be taken to fabricate the bridge. You will leave with a temporary on your teeth until the final bridge is ready.

Fit The Bridge

You will return to have the final bridge fitted and fixed into place permanently.

Think A Dental Bridge Could Be For You?

We’d love to invite you for a consultation, where Dr. Sarah and our team can assess your suitability and answer any questions you may have.