Bridges provide a permanent solution for the replacement of missing teeth in addition to stability and support for teeth surrounding the gap. When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth can move and drift into the empty space, which can cause problems with your jaw joint and bite.
Replacing the missing Teeth
Replacing the teeth depends on the number of teeth missing and where they are in the mouth. The condition of the other teeth also affects the decision. There are three ways to replace the missing teeth. The first is with a removable false tooth or teeth, a partial denture. The second way is with a fixed bridge. A bridge is usually used where the gap borders to solid teeth, which have already crowns or large fillings. The third way is with an (root) implant and a crown.