One or more missing teeth can adversely affect the appearance and functionality of your smile. Missing teeth can cause a change in occlusion or bite, shifting of the teeth, temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ, speech impediments, an increased risk for periodontal disease and a greater chance of tooth decay.
Dental bridges, like implants and partial dentures, are used to replace missing teeth. There are several types of fixed dental bridges, which cannot be removed, including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges
Dental bridges today can be fabricated from a combination of porcelain and metal, porcelain and gold, or exclusively with high-strength metal-free materials such as zirconia or alumina.
To replace one or more missing teeth, bridges are the most traditional treatment. They consist of two porcelain crowns for the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth joining the crown of the replaced tooth or teeth. Restoring both your bite and your appearance the bridges are custom made and function just like your real teeth. Replacing missing teeth prevents the adjacent teeth from drifting out of alignment. Bridges are fixed and permanent and cannot be removed.back