A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite.
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth or implants for support.
The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it's very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong. There are often decisions to be made about using bridges, implants, or a combination. We'll be sure to discuss the options with you so that you'll know enough to make the right decision for your mouth.
“I lost my plastic partial denture and I’m the best man in a wedding on Saturday! And can you do anything about my dark front tooth?”
The final porcelain covered gold bridge. It's hard to tell the bridge from the natural teeth!
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