If your are missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. Bridges can help restore your smile. A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite.
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials, and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and literally “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and are attached to surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can not be removed.
An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. Depending on which type of bridge, its success depends on the foundation. So it’s very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong.