We will prescribe a bridge when one or more teeth are missing and there are healthy teeth on both sides of the open space. Bridges help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviating the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth. Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. The restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. Depending on which type of bridge your dentist recommends, its success depends on its foundation. So it's very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong.
Bridges are prescribed for damaged, decayed or broken teeth. The damaged teeth are prepared by eliminating tooth structure. After fabrication the bridge is cemented to the prepared teeth. Bridges restore the natural beauty and health of teeth. With proper care, your new bridge will increase your overall health and instill confidence for years to come.