A dental bridge, much like single crown coverage, is fused or splint between two or more teeth to fill in the area left by missing tooth or teeth. Tooth loss can affect the way you eat, speak, and the alignment of other teeth in your mouth. A bridge is cemented in your mouth and cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable dentures. A bridge requires your commitment to serious oral hygiene. Prognosis of a bridge may last you from 5-10 years. For certain patient, a bridge may last shorter or longer than 5-10 years depending on his or her oral hygiene and regular dental check up. Other options beside a bridge include dental implants and removable dentures.
Types of bridges:
Types of bridges are similar with types of crowns (Please refer to Crowns section to review for different types of material).
Procedures for bridges are similar to a crowns (Please refer to Crowns section to review procedure steps).