Bridges are permanent restorations which act to ‘bridge’ the gap between two healthy teeth. A Bridge can fill a gap of up to four teeth if there are healthy natural teeth flanking the gap. The Bridge will replace your missing teeth and will appear entirely natural.
When a lost tooth is replaced with a bonded bridge, the teeth on either side of the missing one may be prepared as crowns to serve as abutments. It is by this means that the bridge is held in place. The whole procedure usually takes two appointments to complete.
Space left by missing teeth can affect the rest of your teeth. These gaps can cause chewing problems, difficulty in speech as well as impact the aesthetic appeal of your smile. If even only one tooth is missing, other teeth may slowly shift out of place. This changes the way your teeth fit together (your bite). A poor bite may make your jaw sore and put undue stress on the jaw joints and muscles. Your teeth may become harder to clean, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.
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