Dental BridgesFill in the gaps with quality bridges at Medcare.

What are bridges?

Bridges are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth. A bridge is fixed to adjoining teeth, implants or crowns on one or both sides of the gap, spanning the gap with a replacement tooth or teeth.

What are bridges made from?

Bridges are usually made from porcelain or ceramic for a natural look that can be matched to the colour of natural teeth. Other materials, including gold or metal alloys, are sometimes used.

How are bridges fitted?

–       The tooth or teeth which will support the bridge will be cut and filed to make room for the ‘anchor’ crown to fit

–       An impression is taken of the mouth and of the gap requiring the bridge

–       A dental technician will use this impression to construct the bridge

–       A temporary bridge may be fitted until the permanent bridge is ready

–       The dentist will fit the bridge, making any necessary adjustments for comfort and fit before cementing into place over the prepared anchor tooth or teeth

Advantages of bridges

–       Bridges look and feel like natural teeth and can be matched in colour and shape to natural teeth

–       Bridges can last for many years if looked after and good oral hygiene is practiced to keep gums and anchor teeth healthy.

–       Bridges remain permanently in the mouth and do not have to be removed for cleaning