Bridging the gaps between teeth
Bridges are the ideal tooth replacement option for patients who are missing one or more teeth and who do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure.
Compared to dentures, bridges offer superior stability, as dentures can gradually become loose and irritate your gums, something you won't have to worry about with a dental bridge. Since dental bridgework requires that dental crowns be placed / affixed on top of your healthy, natural teeth (the ones that surround the gap, left by the missing tooth), the bridge essentially loans strength from the healthy teeth that surround the gap.
If the dentist agrees that your supporting teeth will not shift around and their power can be loaned to the bridge, she will proceed to start the procedure. In summary, a dental bridge is literally a bridge, attached to an artificial tooth, which utilizes your existing teeth (the healthy teeth that neighbour the gap, left by your missing tooth) to stay firmly in place, once attached to two dental crowns.
To prepare your bridge, your teeth may have to be filed down, in order to accommodate for the dental crowns. An impression will also be taken and sent to a laboratory to construct your bridge. Your bridge, false tooth and dental crowns will all be customized to match the shade of your teeth, ensuring a perfect match.