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.

Bridge created in our office using our Cerac technology

Pros

  • Quick – Completed in one visit
  • Long track record and high degree of success

Cons

  • 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

Alternative

A dental bridge by Boise Family Dental Care