A bridge is a dental appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth and is permanently bonded to your natural teeth. They are designed to be cosmetically appealing and to restore proper occlusion/bite. Like crowns, bridges are fully customizable and made of various materials, including porcelain and metals.
Why You May Need a Bridge?
When you have a missing tooth or teeth, the areas of empty space between your teeth can begin to cause problems for your remaining teeth. Deciding to have a bridge placed can aid in preventing such problems as:
• Speech issues
• Shifting or moving of teeth
• Difficulty in chewing
• Changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.