Dental bridges have been the way to replace missing teeth for several decades and while dental implants now offer a superior way to replace missing teeth there are still situations where a bridge is the only available option.
A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth or teeth. After tooth removal it is important to fill the space so the rest of the teeth do not shift out of position. A bridge can help prevent this from happening. The two teeth on either side of the space (the abutment teeth) are prepared for crowns and joined together at the lab by a false tooth (the pontic) filling the space.
A bridge is created specifically for you to match the shade and contours of your remaining teeth. It is then permanently cemented to restore your beautiful smile. With proper oral hygiene, your fixed bridge will be a beautiful restoration for many years to come.