Bridges and Implants
Bridges are used if you are missing one or more teeth. They literally “bridge the gap” between your natural tooth and one or several that are missing. They help you maintain equal amounts of stress on each side of your bite, and can assist your mouth in regular chewing and talking. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist.
An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. Depending on which type of bridge is recommended for you, its success depends on its foundation. So it’s very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong