A bridge is an appliance which bridges the gap created by a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. A bridge holds one or more false teeth on it. Unlike a denture, it is permanently held in place by the teeth next to it. Bridges can be made of precious metal, porcelain or a combination of both. They can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth.

Often, the two neighbouring teeth (one on each side) will need to have crowns fixed onto them to strengthen them. The two crowns are then joined together by placing the false tooth between them and cementing them in place. This is known as a fixed bridge.

Sometimes adhesive bridges can be constructed. These have a lot less impact on the neighbouring teeth because the latest bonding techniques are used to hold the false tooth in place.

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