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What Material Are Dental Bridges Made From?

What material are dental bridges made from

Dental bridges are designed to help replace multiple missing teeth, by replacing the natural bridge in your mouth, which will then bridge gaps where missing teeth are. The bridge will be fully loaded with porcelain crowns which will then act as your new teeth.
Bridges will not only improve the overall aesthetics of your smile by replacing gaps in the mouth with a full smile, but it will also help the patient regain the functionality that was lost e.g. eating, chewing, speaking etc.

Type of Bridges:

Traditional Pontic Bridge – This is when a gap has teeth either side. The adjacent teeth will be prepared with dental crowns and the bridge will be connected with a new tooth in the middle
Maryland Resin Bridge – This is a different way of connecting the missing tooth where the bridge is bonded to the backs of the adjacent teeth using metal bands
Cantilever bridge – If there is only one adjacent tooth to a gap, the bridge will just be supported to that tooth
Implant retained bridge – this option does not require adjacent teeth as the implants will anchor in and secure the bridge in place

Which Option Is The Best For Me?

This very much depends on your case, and where the exact locations of your missing teeth are. We offer free consultations so we can assess your teeth and discuss the most suitable gap management options that are available to you.

Implant retained bridges are considered the gold standard for gap management options as the implants are placed within the jawbone, which will then fuse with the jaw for maximum stability.

How Many Implants Are Needed To Hold a Bridge In Place?

This is again a very case dependent question, as it does depend on the exact locations of the gaps in your mouth and what bone is available and the angles at which the implants can be place for maximum efficiency. If you have 3 missing teeth, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will require 3 implants to secure that bridge in place – it might be possible to anchor the bridge in with 2 implants. But we will always asses your options at the free consultation to give you all the information you need to make an educated decision on how you would like to proceed.

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If you are interested in exploring your options, please do not hesitate to call us today and book your free consultation.

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