A bridge restores one or more missing teeth using one or both teeth either side of the gap.

Bridges Treatment

A bridge is a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. It’s made by taking an impression of the surrounding teeth, which will eventually support the bridge.

A bridge is usually created from precious metal and porcelain and will be fixed in your mouth (unlike dentures, which can be removed).

The bridge can be made up of either:

  • a false tooth attached to one or two crowns which go over the teeth next to the gap
  • a false tooth attached to a metal wing which sticks to your natural tooth
  • The bridge may need either minimal or more extensive shaping of the teeth either side of the gap. A mould is taken from which a dental laboratory produce the bridge which is cemented in place.
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    At Glencairn Dental Practice Group we aim to provide high quality treatment in a relaxed and friendly environment. Committed to the National Health Service, all aspects of NHS treatment are available.