A fixed bridge can replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of one or more replacement teeth attached to crowns that are placed on two or more surrounding support teeth. Along with replacing teeth, the fixed bridge helps restore the normal function and proper position of your bite. A fixed bridge is made of various metals, porcelain, or a combination of the two.
A missing tooth may allow the surrounding teeth to drift out of position causing long term damage to the remaining teeth and surrounding structures. Missing teeth can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, excessive wear on the remaining teeth and TMJ problems.
Bridges can usually be completed in two visits and can prevent many future problems before they arise.
If you’re missing a tooth and are curious about your options for replacement, ask us if a dental bridge is right for you.