What Are Crowns and Bridges?
If you want to know what a dental bridge is or how much dental bridges cost, what you are actually asking about are dental crowns and bridges.
It’s very rare to have a dental bridge without two crowns (so rare that we won’t get into that type of bridge in this article).
Usually, exactly like the kind of bridge that allows you to walk from one side of a river to another, a dental bridge needs to go from something solid to something solid.
In most cases those ‘somethings’ are crowns.
When Are Dental Crowns and Bridges Required?
Usually a bridge is used to replace a missing tooth.
If you have a tooth missing or you have to have a tooth removed and it leaves a gap in your smile, the chances are that you’re going to want to have that replaced pretty quickly.
So how will your dentist go about that?
Here at Fiveways Dental we regularly use dental crowns and bridges as a solution for replacing a single missing tooth.
How Do Dental Crowns and Bridges Work?
A dental crown is a tooth shaped mold, made from a hard wearing and tooth coloured material, that usually sits on top of a broken tooth in order to give it the shape of a natural tooth.
In the case of a bridge, we need something for the false tooth to attach to so we file down the teeth either side of the missing tooth and place in two crowns with a false tooth attached in between.
Your smile is restored!
The process of having dental crowns and bridges made takes more than one visit to the dentist.
We can’t tell you how much your dental bridge will cost until you’ve had your initial appointment to confirm the treatment required but we can tell you that a dental bridge will cost less at Fiveways than other dentists in the area and you will receive an excellent level of service.
We know you won’t want to spend time with a missing tooth, so the chances are that you will have a temporary dental bridge for a time, while your more permanent one is being made.
A temporary dental bridge will protect the dental work we have already done in your mouth as well as fill in the gap in the same way that your permanent one will do eventually.
It is just made from less hard wearing material and is simply a short term solution.
Dental crowns and bridges are a common treatment that benefit lots of people. If you have a missing tooth or you are nervous at needing a tooth removed, speak to us and let us put your mind at rest.