Dental Bridges Sutton Coldfield

What Are Dental Bridges?

When you have one or more missing teeth, then a dental bridge may be used to restore the resulting gaps. The dental bridge is basically a false tooth, beautifully created from porcelain that fills the gap and is supported by adjacent teeth or implants.

There are several types of bridge:

1. Traditional Fixed Dental Bridge

Here the “false tooth” is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill the gap left by a missing tooth. There are two crowns holding it in place attached onto your teeth either side of the false tooth.

Case 1 – Treated by  Dr Afzal where a fixed bridge was used to replace the two from teeth that were falling due to gum disease.

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 2. Cantilever Dental Bridge

In areas of your mouth that are under less stress, such as your front teeth, a cantilever dental bridge may be used. A cantilever dental bridge is when the “false tooth” is only supported on one side.

Case 2- Treated by Dr Afzal- where a 2 unit fixed bridge was fitted to close a space at the front of the mouth.

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3. Resin Bonded Dental Bridges / Maryland Dental Bridge

The type of dental bridge is almost always used for your front teeth. The main benefit of this type of dental bridge is that healthy teeth either side need either minimal or no preparation.


Case 3- Treated by Dr Afzal- where a 2 unit adhesive bridge was fitted to close the space left from an extraction

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4. Implant Supported Dental bridges

Implants are the modern way to replace missing teeth. An implant is placed in the bone where the tooth root would have originally been. When it has fused to the bone it can be restored with individual crowns or, when more than one tooth is missing, with an implant supported dental bridge.

Case 4- Treated by Dr Afzal- where 2 dental implants were placed to restore a 3 tooth space at the from of the mouth.


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All the cases above were treated by Dr Omair Afzal, call us to book a free consultation and see how we can help you – 0121 355 3784