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There are two ways to replace a missing tooth: you can either have a dental implant with a crown, or a dental bridge. Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

When the adjacent teeth are healthy and the jawbone is good dentists rather propose dental implants, as this way individual teeth can be replaced and the neighbouring teeth are not involved. When the neighbouring teeth are also damaged a dental bridge is the better alternative as they can be crowned and can hold the bridge.

A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap - these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth - and a false tooth/teeth in between. Dental bridges can be supported by natural teeth or implants. In case all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced, a full arch fixed bridge anchored to the remaining teeth or to dental implants is now an available permanent solution. The false teeth are made of porcelain fused to metal. Unlike the removable denture, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist.

To have dental bridges you will need two dental appointments: first for the preparation and impressions, and second to have your bridge fitted and adjusted. The dental technicians prepare the bridge in 4-5 working days so you can either have two appointments in London or take a dental trip to Budapest for the treatment. It is also possible to take a short, 1-2 day trip to Budapest for the first stage and get your bridge in London for optimal timing and lower prices.