About dental bridges

Bridges can also reduce your risk of gum disease, help correct some bite issues, prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position, and even improve your speech. Bridges require your commitment to serious oral hygiene, but will last as many as 10 years or more if everything is maintained to a high standard.

How is a bridge fitted?

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    Your dentist will examine your teeth and jaw at your first appointment to evaluate the best course of action. If you have strong enough teeth with good bone support then a bridge could be a great option to restore your smile.

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    An impression will be taken of your mouth, from which a plaster model will be built of your teeth and gums to enable your dentist to understand how your teeth bite together. Your teeth will then be prepared so that the bridge will fit: the teeth either side of the gap need to be reduced in size to fit the fixings and accommodate the bridge comfortably.

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