Bridges provide a fixed and permanent way of replacing missing teeth. Conventional bridges are made by crowning teeth on either side or both sides of the gap and attaching a false tooth to replace the missing one. Strong teeth either side of the gap and good support are needed for successful bridge work.
Adhesive bridges or resin-bonded bridges (commonly known as ‘sticky bridges’) are available in certain situations and are more conservative than conventional bridges.
Bridges can be made from a number of materials including: metal alloys, gold alloys, porcelain and zirconia. They can also be made from a combination of metal and porcelain.
Bridges help to restore function, aid speech, provide a better appearance, distribute the chewing load over a greater area by replacing teeth and prevent drifting and tilting of other teeth.
We would like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently unable to work as normal following the latest government guidelines.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect you, our valued patients, our team and our families. We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all routine exams, treatments and hygiene appointments.
Please do not arrive at the practice unannounced.
We will be maintaining a telephone service for advice and booking emergency appointments. Dental emergencies include:
Severe pain for over 48 hours
Trauma or uncontrolled bleeding
We understand this is inconvenient and it may mean the treatment timelines are extended. We will be able to reconvene normal service once it is safe to do so. If your appointment needs to be postponed, one of the team will be in touch.
For information on managing your toothache at home click here
Thank you for all your support during these uncertain times.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.