The loss of teeth is a serious issue. In addition to supporting the jaw and temporomandibular joints, each tooth in the mouth supports the others. Missing teeth can cause surrounding teeth to shift. Additionally, opposing teeth may shift up or down into the empty space. Further, the force of biting and chewing is imbalanced when a tooth is missing, causing the remaining teeth to wear down more quickly than they would otherwise.
Dental bridges are a reliable restoration for missing teeth that we offer.
In dentistry, a dental bridge is a fixed structure designed to resemble natural teeth. The restoration may include one or more artificial teeth and a crown at each end. Crowns are attached to natural teeth outside of the empty space to anchor artificial teeth.
An immediate benefit of a dental bridge is that it closes the gap left by a missing tooth. Among the advantages of a bridge are: