dental bridges

Hitchin Dentist Michael Steeden

What is a dental bridge?

If you require a more extensive restoration than a crown or have more than one tooth that needs to be repaired, our dental experts may recommend a dental bridge. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base which makes them particularly hard-wearing.

If you need a bridge in your smile line, porcelain is usually added to the base to make it look more like real teeth. A bridge helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier because they are fixed and can’t come out.

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Dental bridges can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implant surgery and this is particularly effective if you have several teeth next to each other that are missing. Another effective option for several missing teeth would be a partial denture.

Once you have a bridge fitted, you will have to take extra care of your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free and that you can prevent bad breath. Our dental hygienists can advise you on correct brushing and cleaning techniques.

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No-obligation smile consultations

At Hitchin Dental we work in partnership with our clients to help them achieve optimal aesthetic results. If you would like to explore options to help you achieve a straighter or more attractive smile, we offer free Smile Consultations with one of our dental experts. At this no-obligation consultation we will advise you of possible treatment options and refer you to the best clinician for your needs. You can enquire directly about a free Invisalign consultation by filling in your details on the online form located on the Invisalign page.