Types of dental bridge
There are different dental bridges and the one you choose will usually be based on the location of the missing tooth and the health of remaining teeth. The most commonly used type of bridge is a traditional fixed bridge that can be used if there are healthy, strong teeth on both sides of the tooth gap.
If you lose a front tooth a Maryland or resin-bonded bridge may be the best option, while a cantilever bridge will probably be recommended if you have healthy teeth on a single side of the gap. We will discuss all the options with you and help you choose the right option for your individual needs.
Why is it important to replace missing teeth?
Missing teeth have negative effects on the aesthetics of your smile, but they also cause difficulties for the remaining teeth and make eating and speaking more difficult. Gaps in the mouth can cause neighbouring teeth to move and drift out of position, making it difficult to perform oral cleaning and increasing the risk of oral diseases.