Missing teeth can have a big impact not only on your confidence but also on your dental health. In most cases a gap will cause your remaining teeth to move, and it can also increase your risk of dental problems and gum disease.
Thanks to modern dentistry you don’t need to have that gap for long though. Dental bridges have been used for decades as a reliable replacement for missing teeth. A traditional dental bridge consists of a false tooth, which is held in place using crowns, which are bonded to the teeth either side of your gap.
Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of porcelain fused to metal.
Cantilever Bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
Maryland Bridges are made of ceramic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth. (Also known as a resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland Bridge).
The results are fantastic – your bridge will look just like your natural teeth – and if cared for correctly should last for around 10 to 15 years.
NHS does not provide this for aesthetic reasons.