A dental bridge is a restoration that is used to replace one or several missing teeth. A dental bridge is comprised of one or more artificial teeth connected in between two or more dental crowns. The dental crowns are placed on the adjacent teeth on either side of the missing tooth gap while the artificial teeth restore the empty space.
There are advantages and disadvantages of using a bridge versus an implant to replace missing teeth. Ask us which option is best for you when considering replacing your missing teeth.
Dental bridge problems may result from poor oral hygiene. Just like regular teeth, dental restorations must be cleaned regularly to prevent bacteria from infiltrating underneath the restoration and causing damage. If your dental bridge has come loose partially or fallen out completely, we may be able to re-cement it back on at our clinic, but if there are cavities under the bridge, the entire unit needs to be replaced. That is a major disadvantage of a bridge compared to implants.