Bridges are used to fill the gap when one or more tooth is missing. Bridges are a fixed solution to maintain a natural appearance and normal function of the mouth.
Maintaining a healthy bite
Replacing the gap left behind by missing teeth is important for a healthy dental appearance and function. When a tooth is missing, the other teeth will shift and fill the space, leading to an accumulation in plaque and later, gum disease. Missing teeth can also lead to dysfunctional chewing and problems with the joints associated with mastication. Installation of a bridge can fill the void of a missing tooth and assure a healthy bite.