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.