A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, or alleviate stress on your bite.
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge is made of porcelain which can be supported with a precious metal or a ceramic substructure and is bonded onto the surrounding teeth for support. It looks and feels like natural teeth and does not need to be removed for cleaning.
The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it's very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.