A bridge, by definition, is a way to go from point A to point B while crossing an empty space. In dentistry, a bridge is exactly the same: it attaches the restorative teeth (bridge) to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. This bridge acts as your new teeth, closing the gap and restoring your smile.

Filling in gaps left by missing teeth is important to ensure proper mouth functions, as it can significantly reduce tooth shifting, over-erupting and pain caused the resulting occlusal trauma. Tooth loss can also affect the way you eat, speak, and the alignment of other teeth in your mouth, therefore compromising the aesthetics of your smile.

A bridge is one of the few options that you have when deciding on how to deal with a missing tooth or teeth. It is made of a durable, natural-looking material that is resistant to stains, chips, and decay. Because it is fixed (cemented on your teeth permanently), most patients find the convenience of the secure, permanent fixed bridge to be superior to that of removable artificial teeth (denture).