If you’ve lost one or more teeth in a row along a single arch, a fixed dental bridge can be created to restore the necessary structure. By filling this gap, your new bridge will prevent the gradual repositioning of remaining teeth and restore your bite’s strength as well.
Your new bridge is permanently attached into place with the help of two abutment crowns, which are anchored over nearby teeth. However, this does require the alteration of healthy dental structure, which is why our doctors is likely to recommend a dental implant-supported bridge as an excellent alternative that’s healthier and longer-lasting overall. Depending on the number of teeth that need to be replaced and their location within the mouth, our team may also suggest the creation of a traditional or implant-retained denture. With the help of routine appointments and oral hygiene at home, patients can look forward to their new bridge lasting at least eight to ten years.