If you’re missing one or more teeth and are not a good candidate for dental implants (usually due to lack of sufficient bone and tissue), a dental bridge may be the best option for restoring your smile. In the simplest terms, a dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth that’s held in place by anchoring to the surrounding natural teeth. It literally “bridges” the gap that’s left by the missing tooth.
Bridges do require significant preparatory work, including taking impressions of your mouth and preparing your “anchor” teeth so that the bridge will fit to them perfectly. But when it’s all said and done, your smile will look as good as ever! You’ll also be able to speak and chew more naturally and your teeth will remain in proper position. With good dental hygiene and care, you’ll enjoy the aesthetic and functional benefits of your bridges for many years.