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What is a bridge?

Put very simply, a bridge ‘bridges’ a gap in the mouth.

Why do I need a bridge?

Bridges are most commonly used to support a crown or implant. In these situations, they are used to bond the crown or implant to either the natural teeth on either side of the crown or to a new, prosthetic tooth.

What are bridges made of?

Most bridges are made of precious metal such as gold, an alloy or porcelain. If you’re getting a bridge placed in your smile line, we will advise choosing a porcelain base so that it appears as natural as possible. For bridges further back in the mouth we might suggest a metal base, as these tend to be more stable and therefore better for chewing and eating.

What is getting a bridge like?

All bridges are custom made, which means they’re unique to you and your teeth. So, first we’ll take an impression of your teeth, from which a plaster mould will be made. This will then be sent to a lab where your unique bridge will be made for you.

We’ll then fit the bridge for you here at SmileMaker Dental Care. We use local anaesthetic for this treatment so you won’t be able to feel a thing but you’ll still be awake and aware. If you’d like to have sedation, please feel free to discuss this with us.

How do I care for my bridge?

Bridges are relatively easy to care for but they do require a little more care in order to prevent the build up of plaque and the possibility of bad breath. You’ll have to be sure you’re cleaning under the bridge to remove debris that can lodge there – there’s a specialist dental floss we can recommend.

For more information regarding this treatment

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Dentists in Orpington
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5 Sevenoaks Road Orpington Kent BR6 9JH

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