Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth or multiple adjacent missing teeth. The basic idea of the bridge is that it’s one or more artificial replacement teeth that are held in place by being attached to your natural teeth.
The most common type of bridge uses an artificial tooth (also called a “pontic”) that is attached to two dental crowns that are placed over the teeth on either side of the missing tooth being replacement. Other types of bridges are used to replace teeth where there is only one supporting tooth, or when the bridge is supported by dental implants.
The replacement teeth are designed and coloured to blend with your natural smile. Bridges also prevent the remaining teeth from shifting position and “leaning in” to the gap left by the missing tooth.
If you’re missing a tooth and you would like to consider a bridge, contact our office today to make an appointment.