Reasons for a fixed bridge:
● Maintain facial shape
● Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
● Restore chewing and speaking ability
● Restore your smile
● Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a fixed dental appliance
A bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type. This type of bridge consists of two crowns on anchoring teeth (abutment teeth), typically on each side of a space created by missing teeth. Those crowns are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), which bridge the gap created the missing teeth.
A bridge is highly durable and will last for many years; however, it may need replacement or repair due to normal wear.
Watch these videos to learn more about Bridges.
All Porcelain Bridge
Post-Op Instructions for a Bridge