A missing tooth or missing teeth The “sunken face” look associated with missing teeth Limited chewing ability due to missing teeth Desire for a more permanent solution than partial dentures
A bridge is a custom made appliance that is permanently attached to one or two teeth on each side of a missing tooth space. The Bridge fills the missing space and restores chewing ability and esthetic appearance. No one can tell if you have a bridge unless you tell them!
Unlike partial dentures, a fixed bridge is never removed. It is stable in the mouth and works very similar to natural teeth. By filling the gap and stopping the movement of other teeth, a fixed bridge is an excellent investment, providing better chewing ability and saving money that might otherwise be spent on future dental treatment.
In the event that the use of a fixed bridge is not desired, the better alternative is a dental implant.