About Dental Bridges
Bridging the Gap between Teeth for Long-Lasting Smile
A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic device that is used to fill the gap of one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are usually attached to the teeth on one side or both sides of the gap that is being filled. There are different types of dental bridges to suit different situations, however most dental bridges last 5-10 years.
Dental bridges can also be placed on top of dental implants where this is possible, and they are a popular alternative to small dentures.
The only thing to be considered when deciding whether to go ahead with a dental bridge is that in some situations the potentially good teeth on one or either side of the gap may need to have up to 40% of the tooth structure removed. Your dentist will be able to talk to you about whether this is the best option for you or whether there is an alternative that is more suitable for your natural teeth