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Dental Bridges

If you have a missing tooth, our dentists can help you choose the best solution. One option is to use dental bridges, which are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that function and look like natural, healthy teeth.

We may recommend dental bridges as opposed to implants to replace a missing tooth that has neighbouring teeth with decay and/or large fillings & crowns, or a tooth that has been missing for a long time (i.e., with severe gum recession or bone loss around the area). A bridge is custom-fitted to your bite and is placed over your natural teeth or dental implants.

Types of Bridges:

  • Fixed Traditional — Caps are bonded over teeth that lie on either side of the missing one

  • Fixed Cantilever — Cap is bonded over a single tooth next to the missing one

  • Resin-Bonded (or ‘Maryland’) — Porcelain teeth that are supported by metal or zirconia ‘wings’ which are bonded behind an adjacent tooth

  • Fibre-Reinforced — Composite resin teeth that made in a single appointment by your dentist. They are supported by fibreglass-reinforced ‘wings’ which are bonded to an adjacent tooth


  1. The adjacent tooth/teeth are prepared to allow a proper fit

  2. An impression is taken of your bite for bridge fabrication

  3. The colour of porcelain prosthetics is customised to match the adjacent teeth

  4. A temporary bridge is often fitted until the lab makes your permanent one

  5. The permanent bridge is fitted at a second appointment usually 2 weeks later