When teeth are missing, a series of changes that can impact your overall dental health and jaw function may begin to develop. The adjacent teeth may start to drift or tilt and teeth in the opposing jaw may start to erupt into the open space remaining when teeth are lost.
One of the best options to prevent the consequences of shifting teeth and to restore full function to a small edentulous section in the mouth is a dental bridge.
A dental bridge replaces the missing teeth with artificial teeth called “pontics” and is supported on the ends by crowned natural teeth. Once designed and fitted, a dental bridge will be permanently “fixed”, or cemented into place.