If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking, as well as in smiling. Bridges can help by alleviating stress in your bite and maintaining the shape of your face by replacing missing teeth.
Sometimes called a ‘fixed partial denture’, a bridge made of artificial teeth is bonded to surrounding teeth. If the teeth supporting the bridge are unsound, an implant bridge can be used to attach artificial teeth directly to the jaw under the gum tissue. Implants are more expensive than traditional bridges.
The bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials so that it is indistinguishable from your natural teeth.