At Grandstand Dental Care, our dentists may recommend an implant or bridge for missing teeth. An implant is the preferred option as it preserves the adjacent teeth and is more durable and long lasting. However, in some circumstances an implant may not be possible due to insufficient bone or a medical condition. In such circumstances, a bridge may be advised.
A bridge spans the space created by a missing tooth and is secured by crowns that are attached to the existing adjacent teeth. A high-quality prosthetic replacement fills the gap, restoring your smile, confidence and function.
What is a Bridge?
A bridge is suitable to replace a missing tooth when the natural teeth on either side are heavily broken down, decayed, or require crowns for another reason. A bridge can be used to replace one or two missing teeth in a row.
The procedure for a bridge closely resembles that for a crown. Your supportive teeth, to which the crowns are bonded, are precisely reshaped so when your bridge is secured in place, it blends seamlessly in size and appearance with your surrounding natural teeth.