Bridges

Bridges are a fixed solution used to replace single or multiple missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implant.

Bridges can be a great solution for filling gaps. They are fixed to teeth adjacent to any gaps. Most are made in laboratories or using CAD CAM technology.

A bridge is made by reducing / cutting down the teeth on either side of the missing tooth . The reduction is to accommodate the material used to make the bridge. The aim of the bridge is restore the size and shape of the original teeth and to ensure that there is correct alignment and contact with the opposing teeth from the opposite jaw. They are bespoke custom made device to fit the individual.

Materials used for bridge fabrication include gold, porcelain fused to metal, zirconium or in the correct situation porcelain alone. The recipient of such a bridge must be careful to clean well under this prosthesis to give many years of function.

Before/After Bridge Treatment with Horsforth Smile Clinic

This patient wanted to replace her denture but not want to go down the implant route, we provided her with a high end metal free bridge as an alternative and she couldn’t be happier!

This patient had an old, tired looking bridge which he wasn’t happy with, over 2 visits at Horsforth Smile Clinic we were able to make a new metal free replacement which he was over the moon with!