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Bridges

People lose teeth for all sorts of reasons; it can be through an accident, infection, or more likely, through decay. Whatever the reason, missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile, it can affect your eating habits, and the gap left by a missing tooth can put greater strain on your surrounding teeth.

A gap can also mean your 'bite' is affected because the teeth next to the space have a tendency to move into it. This can then lead to food particles getting trapped in the gap, which can lead to further tooth decay and gum disease.

If you are missing one or more teeth, an all-ceramic bridge may be the answer. A bridge is effectively a false tooth to replace a missing one anchored into place against two crowns on either side. A bridge can be supported with existing teeth, or in some cases they can be supported by dental implants.

Everyone’s smile is unique to them and a bridge is custom-made to every individual and colour-matched so a newly created bridge will perfectly match your existing, natural teeth. Once fitted you care for a bridge exactly as you do for your normal teeth, cleaning twice a day, and cared for properly will last for many years.