Bridges are simply crowns fused together to help replace single or multiple missing teeth. We use the two teeth on either side of the missing tooth as anchors to “bridge” the space. Bridges can be excellent alternatives to patients who are not candidates for dental implants.
There is more to a dental bridge than filling in gaps, though. They also correct speaking and chewing problems, and increase strength when biting. If a tooth is missing between two teeth, those two teeth drift, and the change in your bite can result in a sore jaw, gum disease and decay.
If you have missing teeth, dental bridges in may be the ideal procedure to help return your smile to its youthful beauty.