Tooth Loss Restoration

Dental Bridge Illustration

Dental Bridge Illustration

Our teeth serve many functions in speaking, chewing and help maintain proper alignment. If we lose a tooth, it needs to be replaced to maintain proper function. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss.

Dental Bridge Options

Bridges are used to replace missing teeth with attached artificial teeth next to natural teeth called abutment teeth. Bridges are either permanently attached called fixed bridges or they can be removable. Fixed bridges are applied by either placing crowns on the abutment teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or by precision attachments.