A bridge is a fixed solution to a missing tooth or teeth.

Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base which gives them a solid structure and makes them hard-wearing. They are securely bonded to your natural teeth and a crown is placed in the gap. A bridge helps to strengthen the teeth and makes chewing and eating easier because they are fixed.

Some bridges can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implants, if you have several teeth next to each other that are missing. This is a stronger solution to support multiple missing teeth.

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 prevent bad breath.