Dental bridges are restorative devices used to replace one or more missing teeth. When a tooth is missing, a dental bridge may be used to “bridge” the gap between the remaining teeth. When a tooth is lost, the adjacent and opposing teeth may drift, causing a change in your bite that may lead to greater dental problems.
There are many benefits to replacing a missing tooth with dental bridges:
- Restore the appearance and functionality of your smile
- Enable you to chew and speak properly
- Maintain the shape of your face by improving the appearance of sunken in cheeks
- Maintain proper occlusion by keeping surrounding teeth from shifting out of place