A fixed dental bridge is a fixed, non-removable denture that is permanently incorporated into the denture.
With it, rows of teeth – up to four missing teeth can be “replaced”. With fixed bridges, we ensure that permanent malocclusions and jaw malpositions that could occur when a tooth or more is missing are prevented.
We also provide bridges with multiple limbs, which allows for the closure of gaps created in between one or more intact teeth.
When attaching fixed bridges, they are set to an adjacent existing tooth known as the abutment teeth. This is done by either attaching crowns to the abutment teeth or just bonding directly to the abutment teeth. Be assured we will discuss your needs and ultimately work out the best option suitable for you. Before fitting the dental bridge, your dentist may need to repair any damage to the existing teeth, gums and roots, as only intact teeth of the teeth can give the dental bridge a secure hold.
With proper dental care and bridge care and the avoidance of excessive stress such as teeth grinding, your dental bridge can remain stable for many years.
Fixed bridges cannot be removed, and their advantages include comfort, secure fit and easier handling. They are also cosmetically compatible with the rest of the teeth and enable optimal chewing and speech, which has a positive effect on your confidence, dental health and wellbeing.