A Dental Bridge is a fixed permanent solution which is easily maintained with daily brushing alongside your natural teeth. A Dental Bridge is a solution to close a gap (without the use of a Dental Implant). The Bridge is connected to the teeth on each side of the gap. Therefore if you have a one tooth gap you will need a 3 Tooth Dental Bridge, or in the case of a 3 tooth gap you will need a 5 Tooth Dental Bridge. ** It is possible to close up-to a 5 tooth gap with a dental bridge.
One of the most crucial skills in the placement of a dental bridge is to create the illusion that the missing tooth emerges from the gum line just like a natural tooth. Our skills in Cosmetic Dentistry and Gum Contouring combined ensure no-one will know that you ever had a missing tooth!
Losing a tooth through an accident or injury or as a result of decay can be very traumatic. It can affect the way you look and the way you speak, as well as compromising your ability to chew. Furthermore, the gap left by the missing tooth can strain the teeth on either side causing them to lean into the gap, trapping food debris and causing further decay.
To improve appearance and function, and to prevent further damage, we may recommend a dental bridge to fill the gap.