What are bridges?
Bridges are false teeth anchored onto neighbouring teeth in order to span gaps left by one or more missing teeth. The replacement teeth are known as pontics or ‘false’ teeth and are fixed to natural teeth or implants either side of the gap, known as abutments.
What are the benefits of bridges?
- They can restore your smile
- They can restore function so you can chew properly
- They can prevent other remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Are there different types of bridges?
These bridges are usually cheaper and preserve more tooth structure, as they require little or no preparation, but the abutment tooth needs to be strong and healthy and should not have any large fillings.