City of London dentists use dental bridges to replace lost teeth in patients
Dental bridges represent and ingenious and flexible approach to replacing lost teeth so that the mouth retains functionality. Part of the appeal of dental bridge work for patients is that it does not require invasive surgery and yet the effect of teeth secured in this fashion is incredibly realistic looking, durable and long lasting.
Essentially dental bridge work consists of attaching a false tooth to one or more of the surrounding remaining teeth. Your City of London dentist will have to examine your mouth and assess the position of the gap to determine what type of bridge will be employed. This will depend on whether the gap is surrounded on both sides by healthy and strong teeth or if the gap is at the front of the mouth.
Dental bridge work requires the use of strong dental bonding to secure the false tooth to its neighbours and your dentist will conceal this bonding if the bridge is required at the front of thr mouth where it will be more visible. Understandably dental bridge work can put a strain on the surrounding teeth but the same effect can be achieved, in some circumstances, by just doing bridge work on one side only if the tooth is healthy and strong enough.
In cases where there has been multiple tooth loss and the patient has very few teeth left or even none, dental bridge work can be combined with the increasingly popular and permanent solution of dental bridges. In these situations, a dental implant can support a bridge of several replacement teeth, using the stability of the implant’s fusion with the jaw bone as an effective anchor.