Dental bridges – quite literally – bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth. A doctor may recommend a bridge to a patient to replace missing teeth, to help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on the bite.
The typical bridge consists of one replacement tooth or more, which is held in place on each side by a crown that is bonded or cemented onto the supporting tooth.
Replacement teeth can be made from porcelain, gold, and various alloys.
The best foundation for a bridge is to have healthy gums and bone, so be sure to keep your mouth healthy for the best results!