At MALO CLINIC NUFFIELD DENTAL, we usually recommend Dental Implants as our preferred replacement of missing teeth. Sometimes this is not possible due to multiple factors eg: pre-existing medical conditions and availability of bone
Dental Bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of usually two or more crowns for the teeth on either sides of the gap — these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth. The false tooth/teeth in between can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and are referred to as “pontics”. Dental bridges can supported by natural teeth. At MALO CLINIC NUFFIELD DENTAL, we do not routinely place bridges on a natural tooth and an implant at the same time.