Missing teeth can not only lead to lack in self-confidence but they can also cause serious oral health problems relating to chewing, and jaw and gum disease. Where possible, bridges can be created to bridge the gap/s left by missing a tooth. A bridge is usually made up of two or more crown caps with a false tooth in the middle, the two caps support the false tooth/teeth.
To make the bridge, an impression will be made up from the current teeth adjacent to the gap. Once the bridge had been crafted, the dentist will fit the bridge and bond it into place. (2).
|Maryland bridge with metal wings|
|Composite Maryland bridge|