A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. Reasons for getting a dental bridge include: filling space of missing teeth, maintaining facial shape, preventing remaining teeth from drifting out of position, restoring chewing and speaking ability, restoring your smile.
There are several types of bridges. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.