Looking for Dental Bridges in the City of London?
Dental bridges are false teeth that attach to neighboring teeth as a replacement for one or more missing teeth. They are called bridges because they attach to the sides of the neighboring teeth, bridging them together. Bridges consist of a false tooth and two crowns to anchor the tooth in place.
Many people get bridges to improve their appearance – missing teeth, particularly at the front of a mouth, can be unsightly and look unattractive. But bridges also serve many practical purposes. They help to prevent food debris getting lodged in the gap, and thus lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. They also help your speech, and support the teeth on either side of the bridge, which otherwise may become chipped or damaged.
There are three kinds of dental bridges that your dentist could fit you. The most common is a traditional fixed bridge, which consists of a fixed false tooth between two porcelain crowns. If the gap to be filled is between the front teeth or between two very healthy teeth, you may simply be given a resin-bonded bridge, and cantilever bridges will be used in gaps which only have teeth to one side.
Dental bridges can last between 10 and 15 years provided they are well maintained. Good oral hygiene, including brushing your teeth and flossing regularly, will help to keep your dental bridges in good condition.
If you think you might benefit from having a dental bridge fitted, see your City of London dentist for advice and information about what kind of dental bridge will suit you.