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What is a Dental Bridge? A Dental bridge literally bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

A bridge is made up of two crowns one on each tooth on either side of the gap — these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by either natural teeth or dental implants. Here at Western Dental we recommend Resin-Bonded Bridges as an alternative option to replacing a missing tooth.

What Are the Benefits of a Resin-Dental Bridges?

  • Very little or no drilling of neighbouring teeth which is much healthier for them.
  • Unlike a denture, it is fixed in your mouth and doesn’t cover your palate.
  • Custom-made in a dental laboratory to match the colour and shape of your existing teeth.
  • Cheaper than a conventional bridge or implant.
  • A 5year guarantee provided you attend regularly to have your mouth checked and maintained.
  • Restore your smile
  • Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

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It is important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong as the success of the bridge depends on the solid foundation offered by the surrounding teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to tooth loss.

For more information on Resin-Bonded Bridges

If you would like to find out more about dental bridge product please contact us at either of our surgeries in Swinford, Co Mayo or Tubbercurry, Co Sligo.  With many satisfied patients from Ballina, Castlebar to Sligo we at Western Dental can’t talk highly enough about this product.