Dental Surgery in Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Bridges

A bridge is a way of replacing a missing tooth by attaching it to the 2 adjacent teeth on either side.

The missing tooth is either attached by 2 small metal wings that are glued in place, the resulting bridge can be relatively weak in certain situations.

Or, the 2 adjacent teeth are smoothed down, as if for a crown, the dental technician then makes 3 crowns all joined together. Once this is attached to the teeth, it is very strong. The average life span of this sort of bridge is 10 years, although, as with all averages some can last considerably longer & 20 years is not unusual.

bridge

This tooth had to be removed.

After it had healed, a bridge was used to replace the missing tooth

 

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