bridge is a non-removable dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. The bridge restores your bite and helps keep the natural shape of your face. A bridge is held in by crowns that are cemented on the teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges can also be supported by dental implants, especially if the space of missing teeth is very long (usually when there is a row of several missing teeth).
Like crowns, bridges are made from metals, ceramics or a combination. Dr. Gor considers the location and function of the bridge when determining what material to use in making your bridge. He can talk to you about which type is best for you.
Special care of your bridge is needed in ensure longevity and many years of use. Daily flossing underneath the replacement teeth is needed to help avoid developing gum disease and/or cavities on the anchor teeth or implants that support your bridge.