Dental bridges are the most affordable option for replacing a missing tooth and the treatment process is fairly quick and simple. There are various different types of bridge, but the most common is a traditional fixed bridge, which is made from a false tooth anchored to two crowns. The bridge is designed to blend in with the natural teeth and we use ceramic materials, such as porcelain, for a beautiful, natural aesthetic.
Bridges are custom-made for each patient and they are crafted by highly skilled dental technicians. Once the bridge is ready, it can then be fitted and secured into place.
What are the advantages of dental bridges?
Treatment time for a dental bridge is very short, the procedure to fit the bridge is relatively simple and painless and you can start enjoying all the benefits of treatment straight-away. Bridges are also easy to maintain and they can be designed to blend in with your natural teeth. Dental bridges are also durable and they should last for around 10-15 years. Bridges are also more affordable than dental implants.
How about the alternatives?
The alternatives to a dental bridge are dentures and dental implants. Implants offer an array of benefits for both oral function and smile aesthetics, but treatment takes several months and is expensive. Dentures are very effective, but they do have limitations; they need replacing now and again and they don’t give you the same aesthetics or bite power as implants or a dental bridge.
If you are thinking about having a tooth or a number of teeth replaced, call us and book a consultation now; we will be happy to explore the different treatments with you and help you to choose the best solution.