Treatments // Bridges

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What are bridges made of?

Bridges are usually made of a central framework of precious metal alloy . On parts of the bridge that will show porcelain, matched in colour to the adjacent natural teeth, is then bonded over the framework. Sometimes, there are other non-precious metals used in the framework for strength.

Are bridges expensive?

Although a bridge may seem costly they can be a wise investment that will give many years of good service. It will also improve your appearance and bite. A bridge uses the considerable skill of the dentist and technician, and in this way, it’s similar to ordering a piece of hand-made jewellery.

How do I look after my bridge?

You need to clean your bridge every day, to prevent problems such as bad breath and gum disease. You also have to clean under the false tooth every day. Your dentist or hygienist will show you how to use a bridge needle or special floss, as a normal toothbrush cannot reach.