Dental bridges are a great option for replacing individual or consecutive missing teeth. Bridges work by allowing prosthetic teeth to rest between patients’ existing natural teeth on either side. Dental bridges are a safe and resilient and not only provide relief from the cosmetic problem of having missing teeth, but also detrimental side effects of missing teeth such as improper distribution of pressure in the bite, restoring the ability to chew and speak properly, preventing existing teeth from misaligning.
To secure the prosthetic teeth replacements within the bridge, the teeth on either side of the gap are fitted with custom-crowns to be able to fit the bridge. In a second visit, the bridge is cemented into place.
Bridges are a safe and resilient option for tooth replacement prosthetics. Most can be cared for along with the patient’s natural dentition. With proper care, most bridges can last over 10 years!