If you have missing teeth, there is a natural looking and ideal solution for correcting the problem—a bridge. These dental appliances provide you with a permanent replacement and one can’t tell the difference between a bridge and your natural teeth. The reason? Bridges are custom-made so they fit the space of the missing tooth or teeth, restoring your teeth’s natural contour. This restoration also assures the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth is perfectly aligned.
Bridges are also versatile. When it comes to fixed bridges, you’ll find a number of types. Fixed means the bridge cannot be removed. These types include conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. In some cases a bridge can be removed and cleaned by the wearer. However, other types of bridges have to be removed by the dentist.
Bridges are made from different types of materials. The most common materials used to build a bridge are porcelain, gold alloys or combinations of these materials. The end result is the natural restoration of your missing teeth.
There is also an appliance, which is called an implant bridge. These are attached to an area in the mouth that is below the gum tissue or the bone.