Why is a dental bridge used?
Dental bridges are used to fill the gap when one or more teeth are missing. A crown is placed on each tooth adjacent to the gap and a false tooth is “welded” between them. For example, if one tooth was missing, a dental bridge replacing three teeth would be made. If two teeth were missing, the bridge would span four teeth.
Utilizing our CEREC™ machine most bridges can be completed while you wait in one appointment.
- Quick – Completed in one visit
- Long track record and high degree of success
- Healthy tooth material must be cut away from the adjacent teeth that will support the bridge
- Because the bridge is not anchored into bone, the bone beneath the bridge may weaken and the gum tissue around the bridge may recede over time
- Bridges put additional pressure and stress on the adjacent teeth that support it and may put them at increased risk for future problems