Bridges can restore your smile and ability to chew and speak. They can also maintain the shape of your face and prevent your other teeth drifting and creating problems with your bite.
Bridges can replace a number of teeth and are permanently fixed in the mouth. They can be made of a variety of materials. Metal covered with tooth coloured ceramic is the traditional choice while new High Strength Zirconia based can be a more aesthetic choice in many cases.
Bridges can be fixed to natural teeth or to implants and can replace a single tooth to a whole jaw of teeth. With good hygiene and regular checkups bridges should last from 5 -15 years.
Maryland or Resin bonded bridges are bonded onto the existing teeth without crowning the adjacent teeth. They are only suitable for small gaps.