If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, not only can it be a cause for a poor self-image, but it may be affecting your chewing and speaking as well. The good news about modern dentistry is that there are options to help restore your smile. Sometimes called a “fixed denture”, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, which helps maintain the shape of your face as well as alleviating the stress in your bite.
Depending on which type of bridge your dentist recommends, the success of your bridge depends on the foundation of its surrounding teeth. So it is very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong, while benefiting from the esthetic solution a bridge offers to missing teeth.