Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a fixed appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.


There are several types of bridges. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal.

This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth and are attached to artificial teeth, filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Reasons for a fixed bridge:

  • Fill space of missing teeth
  • Maintain facial shape
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability
  • Restore your smile
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance
Dental Bridges in Surrey

What does getting a fixed bridge involve?

Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a mould is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated.

A temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.

At the second visit, you permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge.

The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.


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