Bridges are the most traditional way to replace missing teeth. This treatment has been replaced in a lot of cases by implants as they are more conservative to the rest of the teeth. In cases where dental implants cannot be used for various reasons, a bridge would be a very good alternative treatment option and in most cases can last for a long time.
Bridges are attached to the existing teeth in the mouth and are fixed in place. They rely on strength within the teeth they are attached to, so thorough checks are made prior to commencement of treatment.
What’s Involved? After the initial planning stage, where the supporting teeth are examined and deemed to be strong enough for support, we shape the teeth so that there is enough space for the bridge to fit over them. We then take impressions (moulds) of the teeth and place a protective temporary covering over the teeth involved. The impressions are then sent to our laboratory technician who will then handcraft the bridge. Once it is ready, it is sent back to us so it can be fitted into the mouth.
Dr Bravis, a registered specialist in prosthodontics, has a wide range of experience, enabling her to provide bridges for single tooth replacement up to complicated cases where multiple tooth replacement may be required. She can also combine bridges with the placement of dental implants. Being a registered specialist, means that she has met the requirements to be called a ‘specialist’. Click here to learn more.