What Is a Dental Bridge?
Repair Missing Teeth
As their name implies, dental bridges are fixtures that pass over empty spaces in the mouth caused by missing teeth and help restore function and appearance to your bite. Just as a structural bridge in a city provides a way for cars to safely travel from one point to another, dental bridges help teeth that are separated by gaps more effectively work together in your mouth.
Different Types of Dental Bridges
There are several different types of dental bridges, and our Sedalia team can help you determine which style is right for you. Generally, dental bridges attach to the natural teeth on either side of the gap through crowns that are placed on top of the existing teeth. Your teeth are meant to work together when you chew, and when one or more teeth are missing, it can affect both your bite as well as your dental hygiene practices.
Bridges span the areas of your mouth where teeth are missing, which helps keep your teeth from shifting or moving around. In certain cases, dental bridges can provide a wonderful alternative to implants.