Bridge is an esthetic permanent solution to restore one or more missing teeth in the mouth. Simply, a bridge is cemented into place by crowning the two adjacent teeth to replace the lost tooth. Bridges can look and feel like “real teeth.” It is important to replace missing teeth due to the changes that may occur to your overall dental health and jaw function.
With missing teeth, the adjacent teeth may begin to move into the space, and teeth in the opposing place of the mouth may begin to shift toward the area of the missing teeth. Once fabricated and fitted a dental bridge will be permanently “fixed,” or cemented into place. Like crowns, bridges can be made of either all porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and all metal.