Dental bridges are a more permanent restorative dentistry option and are non-removable prosthetic devices. If you have several damaged or missing teeth and are experiencing problems with your dental structure and bite, they could be the best choice for you.
How do Dental Bridges Work?
We usually recommend dental bridges at our Manchester dentistry when you are missing one or several teeth and are experiencing problems with misalignment or gum conditions as a result.
Dental bridges sit on the teeth, known as abutments, surrounding a gap. A replacement tooth, or pontic, sits in the middle and fills the vacant space.
We construct the bridge structure and false tooth from a variety of materials, depending on your situation, preferences and budget. We offer the following at our Manchester dentistry.
Porcelain bridges are the most traditional and common type of bridge. We construct them from a metal framework with a porcelain top layer for a natural look.
All-ceramic bridges are made up of two crowns with a replacement tooth, or pontic, between them, all of which are entirely ceramic.
They are particularly strong and in terms of aesthetics, offer a strikingly realistic finish. They also eradicate the risk of grey lines appearing at the gum after time, which can sometimes occur with porcelain-bonded bridges. All-ceramic bridges are also ideal for patients with metal allergies.
Maryland bridges present an alternative option when it comes to materials. The replacement tooth is constructed of a hardwearing plastic and is adhered to your existing teeth by metal clasps on either side. They are ideal when you need a relatively fast solution, as your surrounding teeth will require less preparation work.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
Further to improving your teeth aesthetically, dental bridges can have a positive impact on your long-term dental structure and health. By supporting the teeth sitting either side of gaps, they can prevent misplacement, correct your bite and mitigate the risk of developing gum conditions.
Whatever choice you make, you’ll receive a full consultation at our Manchester dentistry before you make a decision.
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