At MALO CLINIC NUFFIELD DENTAL, we usually recommend Dental Implants as our preferred replacement for their 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, alloy, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and are referred to as “pontics”. Dental bridges can be supported by natural teeth. At MALO CLINIC NUFFIELD DENTAL Clinics, we do not routinely place bridges on a natural tooth and an implant at the same time.