A bridge, also called a “fixed bridge” or a “fixed dental prosthesis,” is a restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. It extends across an area that has no, or missing teeth and is made up of an artificial tooth fused between 2 crowns. The bridge is held firmly in place by your own teeth on each side of the missing teeth, or by dental implants. A bridge is permanent and cannot be removed.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
- Restore your smile
- Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting, or shifting.
- Maintain the shape of your face.
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth