A dental bridge is a bespoke crafted precision used to cover and rebuild a gap in your teeth. This is done by cementing it over your tooth or implant. Commonly, dental bridges have been ceramic fused to metal. Although thanks to improving technology, materials based on Zirconium are now being used, this has reduced the need for a metal foundation for your bridge. All-ceramic bridges now are the standard in implementing the best aesthetic finish.
An extremely conservative treatment option is the Maryland bridge, this is the method of replacing a missing tooth with an artificial tooth which has been fused to metal ‘wings’. These ‘wings’ are then cemented to the back surface of the teeth either side of the gap, making this an easy on the eye option.
The Cantilever bridge is primarily used at the front of the mouth, where a lower level of stress forces are present. A Cantilever bridge is the method of anchoring the new false tooth to one of the current adjacent teeth. A more conservative option than a fixed bridge, it is an effective solution for the one missing tooth.
The Traditional Fixed Bridge is the most commonly used type of bridge. It consists of at least three units to replace one or more missing teeth. Beginning with both teeth either side of the gap prepared to take the bridge. Once fixed, it cannot be removed.
Dental Implants are the most convenient way to replace missing teeth. An implant is carefully set into the bone where the tooth root would initially have been. Once it has fused to the bone, it is then ready to be restored with singular crowns or, in the case of multiple teeth being absent, an implant-supported dental bridge can be used.
The treatment below was a normal dental bridge completed by a dentist to replace a gap in the mouth.
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Aly is a graduate of Cardiff University and has been awarded his Diploma in Implant Dentistry by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His practice of dentistry is limited to the placement and restoration of dental implants.
Aly spent 5 years working in Cardiff as a general dental practitioner with a particular interest in Implantology and Periodontology at a specialist private practice. He no longer provides general dental care and dedicates all of his clinical time to implantology.
Aly has held a position on the board of directors of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), where he was the Welsh Representative from 2015-2017.
Michael Shipway is only an 8 minute drive from Cheltenham racecourse. Our practice is in a Georgian house in Ormond Terrace, just off Regent Street in the heart of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire opposite the entrance to the Regent Arcade car park.
The Regent Arcade car park has parking for over 550 vehicles. We can also be reached via train, bus or park and ride.
17 Ormond Terrace, Cheltenham GL50 1HR