A missing tooth can affect the symmetry of your smile and your confidence. Several missing teeth can significantly impact the way you speak, eat, and laugh. A bridge can span the gap created by a missing tooth or even several teeth in a row.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a common tooth replacement therapy that utilizes a porcelain crown (essentially a false tooth) suspended between two functional crowns. The crowns on each end are anchored onto healthy teeth next to the area of a missing tooth or teeth.
With a bridge, you can replace one or two teeth at a time.
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
If you have missing teeth, the teeth around them can start to drift out of place. Issues and pain can be the cause of teeth that drift out of alignment. It is best to resolve the problem of missing teeth as soon as possible.