Multiple tooth restorations can be completed using dental bridges, which are designed to fill-in or “bridge” the gap where teeth have been extracted. This restorative treatment offers a long-term solution to improve both the appearance and function of the smile. Proper alignment of the tooth bridge assists with balanced distribution when eating, helping to avoid damage to other healthy teeth.
There are several types of bridges: an implant bridge is cemented to dental implants, while a fixed dental bridge is connected to nearby teeth that are strong enough to hold the bridge. A crown is then placed on the teeth to secure the bridge in place. This dental restoration is important when teeth are missing to minimize the risk of a change in bite due to other teeth shifting in the mouth. Depending on your situation, we will assess whether a fixed implant bridge or a traditional bridge is necessary to restore your smile.