What is a Dental Bridge?
Dental Bridges are false teeth, which are anchored onto neighbouring teeth in order to replace one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) which joins an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth. It is one option of many options available to you if you want to replace a missing tooth.
Another solution for replacing missing teeth are Dental Implants.
How it Works
The false tooth is known as a pontic and is fused in between two crowns that serve as anchors by attaching to the teeth on each side of the false tooth, thereby bridging them together. There are several types of Dental Bridges. Dr. David Vard will talk you through your options and explain the differences between the different types of bridges.
Vard Dental recommends bridges, where possible, when there are one or more teeth missing, particularly if the effect of the missing tooth is to compromise your speech or appearance. Also, your bite can be altered as adjacent teeth can tilt into the space.
Talk to Us
A chat with Dr. David will provide you with all the information to make the right decision for you.