A dental bridge is a restorative treatment to replace a missing tooth. A false tooth is anchored to the teeth on one or both sides of your missing space using crowns or a metal/zirconia wing to provide a seamless restoration.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. This restoration improves the appearance and functionality of your smile by filling in gaps from missing teeth. You may need a dental bridge if you have lost one or more of your natural teeth.
Dental bridges can last up to 20 years with proper care and maintenance from your dentist. A dental bridge is a permanent restoration. Once it is cemented in place, you will care for the artificial tooth just like your natural teeth. Proper care will help to prologue the life of your dental bridge.
An assessment of the missing space will be completed by the dentist first to ensure a bridge is the top option for your missing space and is appropriate for your mouth. Your restoration will be completed in two visits. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare the surrounding teeth and take impressions. The dental bridge is prepared in a lab and fixed in place during your second visit.