Are used to replace missing teeth. A bridge offers a fixed solution to replace a missing tooth. The bridge is attached to one or more teeth adjacent to the space.  Bridges can be used at the front and back of the mouth. Bridges can be made from the same materials as crowns, all ceramic, porcelain bonded to metal and metal only. They can be used to restore small to medium size spaces.

Bridges offer many benefits including

  • restoring function,
  • improving and restoring aesthetics
  • stabilising the teeth and bite
  • maintaining face height
  • preventing cheeks and lips sinking in

There 2 main type of bridges available:

Adhesive Bridges

These bridges require minimal tooth removal and in some case no tooth removal. They consist of a false tooth attached to a metal wing. The metal wing is bonded to the back of the tooth adjacent to the space. They offer a good restorative solution for smaller spaces normally single tooth spaces.

Conventional Bridges

Conventional bridges require a crown to be cemented to one or more teeth adjacent to the gap. The crowns hold the false tooth in place. Conventional bridges can be used to restore small and large spaces.