Dental bridges explained (False teeth alternative)

a bridge is something that can replace a

missing tooth usually with the bridge it

would adhere to a tooth adjacent to the

missing gap for example imagine this

tooth is missing we would prepare teeth

on either side and then you can have a

bridge prepared and you glue the root

bridge onto the prepared teeth and you

have a fake tooth in the middle you go

in position so that it replaces the

tooth which is attached to the teeth on

either side they can treat several gaps

in one go bridges can be an alternative

to removable partial dentures depending

on the number of teeth that you have

missing but it would depend on the teeth

on either side and the strength of them

it's best that you go and talk to your

dentist have some x-rays taken and your

teeth assess to see whether this would

be appropriate treatment for you this

particular type of bridge is a fixed

bridge and it is one of the more

destructive types of bridges there are

newer more modern types of bridges such

as sticky bridges but it's probably best

you go and see your dentist to see which

bridge is appropriate for you dental

bridges stay in place via dental cement

so they are glued in place and they are

fixed in position so they are not

removable usually people cannot tell

that you have a bridge in place

especially if the tooth color and the

contour of the tooth is similar to your

own you can have a bridge straight after

a tooth extraction but it would only be

an immediate bridge after a tooth is

extracted you would find that the socket

heals and it recedes so you may need a

more permanent bridge afterwards usually

after an extraction

you could have an immediate denture and

then a bridge as a more permanent

solution a bridge is a to visit

appointment the first visit you would go

and see your dentist and they would

prepare the teeth and take some

impressions to send to the laboratory

typically two weeks later the lab would

send back your fixed prosthesis and you

would go back and see the dentist and

they would fix your bridge for you it's

important that you still clean and

maintain your bridge by flossing a

and the adjacent teeth and flossing

underneath the missing tooth the false

Pontic using super ply throws or teepee

brushes you would always need to have a

dental checkup and have your teeth

assess to see if you're a good candidate

to have a bridge you can get a bridge on

the NHS typically in this country it

would ban three which is two hundred and

sixty nine pounds and 30 pence the pros

of having a bridge is that it's fixed in

position so you don't have to remove it

and it is quite strong so you can chew

on it and it looks quite natural the

cons of having a bridge is that you may

need to prepare adjacent teeth so you

may need to damage healthy teeth to be

able to take a bridge depending on which

type of bridge you're having it's best

that you go and see your dentists to see

which type of bridge is appropriate for


sometimes dental bridges the cement can

come loose and it may come out if you

eat something particularly hard or

sticky do you save your bridge and you

can go back to your dentist and have it

risa mented if it's possible