A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite.

A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials, and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.

The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it's very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.

Three Unit Bridge

Implant-Supported Bridge

An Implant-supported bridge can provide you with a natural-looking and comfortable replacement for your missing teeth. This type of restoration is for those who have at least two missing teeth. The dentist will place dental implants on each side of the bridge. The titanium rods serve as artificial tooth roots in the jawbone. This protects the jaw from bone loss. A stronger jawbone will give the implants and the bridge strong support. The number of titanium posts will determine the size of the bridge.

Caring For Your Implant-Supported Bridge