Bridges are a way to restore gaps created by missing teeth. At Colchester Dental Surgery, we are able to discuss all of the options available to you to restore these gaps.
- Conventional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a false tooth in between.
- Resin retained bridges (also called Maryland bridges) are made of a porcelain false tooth attached to a metal wing, which is bonded to adjacent teeth.
It is important to keep remaining teeth healthy and strong as the success of the bridge depends on the solid foundation offered by the surrounding teeth. Our hygienist can provide indivual oral hygiene advice to patients who have had dental bridges placed, and demonstrate how to brush and floss effectively.