A bridge is a fixed restoration that is used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth to one or both adjacent teeth, or to dental implants.
Here is how they work:
Bridges can be made of several materials such as porcelain, ceramic, zirconia and precious and non-precious metals. The material used can be altered depending on desired results.
A bridge helps to make chewing and eating easier because they are fixed. Where appropriate, bridges offer a fixed alternative to removable dentures.
Some bridges can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implants, if you have several teeth next to each other that are missing.
Once you have a bridge fitted, you will have to take extra care during your daily hygiene regime to ensure you keep it plaque and build-up free to minimise the risk of decay in surrounding teeth and gum irritation or disease.
A fixed alternative to removable dentures.
Restores the ability to chew and eat as you would with natural teeth.
For more information about Bridge & partial dentures you can read more on the Oral Health Foundation's website here.