Bridges provide permanent, fixed replacement of missing teeth to restore your smile and your ability to bite, chew and talk. They’re a reliable and safe way to replace a missing tooth and can last for many years when taken care of properly.
When a tooth is lost or extracted, the gap left behind is not only unsightly, but it can lead to further dental health problems. The teeth all support one another and if one is lost the others can begin to shift, leading to an uneven bite. A bridge can replace the missing tooth to prevent the other teeth from moving and retain a normal bite.
Bridges are permanently fixed to the teeth on either side of the gap made by a missing tooth. They are not removable like dentures so you don’t have to worry about them moving around. Since they depend upon the strength of the surrounding teeth, bridges are only suitable if the other teeth are in good, strong condition. They can last between five and fifteen years, but they do eventually need replacing.
Here at Greenlane Dental, we can fit a bridge for the first time if you have recently lost a tooth or had one extracted. We can also help if you’ve had a bridge for many years and it has become damaged or is in need of a replacement. Get in touch to book a consultation.