When teeth are missing a series of changes that can impact your overall dental health and jaw function may be initiated. The adjacent teeth may start to drift or tilt into the space, and teeth in the opposing jaw may start to shift toward the area of the missing tooth. It is therefore important to replace the single tooth or multiple teeth that have been lost. One of the best options to prevent the consequences of shifting teeth and to restore full function to a small edentulous section in the mouth is a dental bridge.
A dental bridge replaces the missing teeth with artificial teeth called “pontics,” and is supported on the ends by prepared natural teeth.
How is a bridge made?
How will my pared down teeth be protected until I receive my bridge?
What is the fixed bridge usually made of?
Is the preparation of bridgework painful?
Will there be any sensitivity after the bridges are placed in the mouth?
Will a fixed bridge look good?
How well will I be able to chew with a fixed bridge?
How successful are fixed bridges?