Dental bridges are an effective way of replacing one or more missing teeth. Bridges can help to restore functions (such as eating), help to distribute the chewing load over a greater area by replacing teeth, prevent drifting and tilting of other teeth, aid speech and improve appearance.
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. The teeth adjacent to the gap must be healthy and strong to support the bridge for success.
Adhesive bridges or resin-bonded bridges (commonly known as ‘sticky bridges’) are more conservative than conventional bridges, and may be a better option in certain situations.
Bridges can be made from a number or combination of materials including; metal alloys, gold alloys, porcelain and zirconia.