Where a tooth is missing it can be replaced using the teeth on either side of the gap providing they are strong enough. The process of preparation is the same as for crowns except that the dental technician attaches the missing tooth to the adjacent crowns at the laboratory stage. The resulting bridge is cemented permanently, avoiding the need for a denture.
Robertson Fibre Bridge
We now provide the Robertson fibre bridge to replace missing teeth. This type of bridge offers several advantages:
- Using new materials and techniques we can replace teeth with minimal preparation of the teeth.
- Existing fillings either side of the space can be incorporated in- to the bridge filling the gap without further tooth damage.
- By replacing metal fillings we can improve the appearance of your smile.
- Replacing missing teeth restores full function giving you more to chew with. It also fills unsightly gaps.
- Restoring the space stops the teeth either side “drifting” and prevents the opposing teeth growing into the space.The bio compatible materials used in a Robertson Fibre Bridge mean optimal health of the gums.
- The techniques used for Robertson Fibre Bridges are far less damaging than conventional bridges and more cost effective.
- The final result is also metal free.
These images show the natural result and how little tooth preparation is needed when replacing fillings with a Robertson Fibre Bridge.
This new technique is revolutionising the way we replace missing teeth. We can’t recommend them highly enough!
The importance of replacing missing teeth
he pictures below show the result of not replacing missing teeth. The teeth either side drift into the space and fall over. This results in loss of supporting bone. The opposite teeth grow into the gap resulting in a poor bite and unwanted spaces between the teeth. The result is difficult to keep clean and can be unsightly.