Dental bridges, Leicester.

A dental bridge can be an option to replace missing teeth. There are different parts that make a dental bridge. There are two dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These two anchoring teeth are called abutments.

The false teeth replacing the missing teeth and filling the space are called pontics. Dental bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of those materials.

Types of dental bridges

Traditional bridges

Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. This type of bridge is the most common type of bridge and is made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.

Cantilever bridges

Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth. This is not very common any more and is not recommended in the back of the mouth, where it can put too much force on other teeth and damage them.

Maryland bonded bridges

Maryland bonded bridges ( also called resin-bonded bridges or Maryland bridges) are made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal or porcelain framework. Metal or porcelain wings, often on just one side of the bridge, are bonded to your existing teeth.

Implant-supported bridge

An implant-supported bridge is similar to a regular dental bridge but is supported by implants and not by natural teeth.


Why choose a dental bridge?

  • Restore your smile.
  • Restore the ability to chew and speak.
  • Maintain the shape of your face.
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting.
  • Distribute forces in your bite by replacing missing teeth.

How long do dental bridges last on teeth?

The answer is dependent on how well you look after your teeth and the condition of your teeth when you come and see us for treatment. Patients with certain dental conditions may wish to have treatment prior to their dental bridge, as this may maximise the lifespan of the bridge once it is fitted.

With good oral health care and sound dental health, your bridge could last as long as 20+ years.

How much is a dental bridge?

Please see our fee guide to view the cost of a dental bridge.

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