Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a solution when a person has loose tooth, or when there is a gap that is causing the other teeth to become loose. This replacement tooth will fill in the missing gap, creating a natural appearance while helping to restore the tooth. Bridges, are often mistaken to be dental braces.  There role is to align and straighten teeth and help position them, shaping the jaw. Whereas, dental bridges, is used to fill in missing teeth, definitely help to reshape the face and decrease bite stress and the decrease the potential for gum disease.


There are four types of dental bridges, but your dentist will determine which bridge suits you best after studying the anatomy of the jaw, and your situation. Traditional bridge, being the most common offers several benefits. The traditional bridge is the most usually used, including one or more fake teeth held in place with crowns.   (For your information, a crown can help strengthen teeth with a large filling when there aren’t enough teeth remaining to hold the filling). Coming back, a traditional bridge fills the gaps between natural teeth by preventing them to shift towards the gap from their ideal position. These are from the highest-quality porcelain and other materials to ensure the most natural appearance possible. These are strong and durable and with proper hygiene and regular visits to your dentist, they can last up to 10 years or even longer. A traditional bridge can reinstate the job and aesthetics of your smile if you have lost more than one or consecutive teeth.


Benefits and Risks of Dental Bridges


There treatments available for badly damaged or decayed teeth, but sometimes a tooth is beyond repair, leaving an unsightly gap in your smile. Gaps between your teeth can make you feel inferior, lose self belief and confidence, making you sullen and lose confidence. Dental bridges fill this gap where the missing tooth would have been.




  • Correct you bite, restrict germs.
  • Alignment of teeth.
  • Maintaining shape.
  • Guarding other teeth.


There are very few risks associated with being fitted with a dental bridge. There is a slight risk of inflammation or gum infection, but these are very rare. In very occasional cases, a patient may have a reaction to one or more of the material used to create the bridge, but your dentist will consult with your beforehand about any allergies that you may have.