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Fixed Bridge

A fixed bridge is an alternative to a partial denture. Bridges are normally made from a metal base. A porcelain crown is then fixed to the base.

By its nature a fixed bridge cannot be removed. You can normally have a bridge if yuou have enough teeth with good bone support.

Benefits

  • A bridge lets you forget that you have missing teeth.
  • It can improve the way you look, and make it easier to eat and chew.
  • The teeth are matched to the colour of your own teeth.
  • A bridge can last for many years, so long as you keep it clean and brush regularly

Other types of Bridges

With an adhesive bridge fewer of you existing teeth need to be removed. Adhesive bridges are made of a false tooth with metal wings, these are made to bond with your teeth and need very little drilling. The teeth are roughened and the bridge is then glued into place with a resin.