If you are missing a tooth or several teeth and have difficulty speaking or chewing, or notice strain when biting, a dental bridge may be the ideal procedure to help make your teeth healthy and beautiful again.
A bridge is a replacement option that uses your natural teeth adjacent to your missing tooth as a support for a natural-looking artificial tooth in between. A bridge works by contouring the two teeth at the end of the gap where your tooth is missing. The natural teeth are contoured so that a crown can be fitted on top of each tooth. Bridges are semi-permanent – they can only be removed by a dentist – and are comfortable and proven to strengthen teeth.
A bridge is a good procedure to consider if the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth already require a crown for other dental reasons. However, if your adjacent teeth don't require a dental crown, a bridge might create more harm than good to your adjacent natural teeth by reducing them unnecessarily. If you are looking for natural looking teeth that can be anchored into place without affecting surrounding natural teeth, take a look at our IMPLANT page.