What is a bridge?
A dental bridge is a false tooth which is used to fill a gap from a missing tooth. Unlike traditional removable dentures, a dental bridge is a permanent fixture as it is anchored to the teeth at one, or both, sides.
Bridges are usually made of a precious metal. If the bridge will show, porcelain is then bonded to the base. Sometimes, there are other non-precious metals used in the base for strength.
Although a bridge may seem costly they can be a wise investment that will give many years of good service. It will also improve your appearance and bite. A bridge uses the considerable skill of the dentist and technician, and in this way, it’s similar to ordering a piece of hand-made jewellery.
You need to clean your bridge every day, to prevent problems such as bad breath and gum disease. You also have to clean under the false tooth every day. Your dentist or hygienist will show you how to use a bridge needle or special floss, as a normal toothbrush cannot reach.
Remember, there are a number of options available, so speak to Roül, Ksenia or Nicolette and discuss with them whether a bridge would be suitable for you.