What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth by placing crowns on teeth adjacent to the missing tooth and joining them with an artificial tooth over the area of the missing tooth. Bridges are used to:

  • Restore your smile.
  • Restore proper function of your mouth (chewing and speaking).
  • Restore the proper shape of your face.
  • Properly distribute chewing forces by replacing the missing tooth and lessening the force on overly stressed teeth.
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting.

What is an alternative to a bridge?

Dental implants are often an excellent alternative to a fixed bridge.