A dental bridge can be a wonderful option for replacing an single or even multiple teeth. The missing tooth or teeth are replaced permanently by joining to the adjacent teeth.
A bridge is made by preparing the anchor teeth for crowns in order to create space for the chosen restorative material to restore the size and shape of the original teeth and to enable the gap to be bridged by a pontic or “dummy tooth.” Feel free to watch our 3D video on bridge preparation to learn how a bridge is prepared.
As with crowns a cast metal material such as gold can be chosen or a more cosmetic option such as porcelain can be used. Bridges are sealed or bonded using a dental cement and fixed permanently in the mouth. A dental bridge is a very strong restoration with good oral hygiene will have excellent long-term success.