Bridges – In the case of a missing tooth, a bridge may be the right solution for you. A bridge is a custom device that is anchored to adjacent teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. Losing a permanent tooth, whether it’s due to dental decay, gum disease or trauma, can cause serious issues to neighbouring teeth. The remaining teeth may begin to shift, due to altered forces which might cause further spacing. The surrounding teeth may also deteriorate faster, due to the increase in load on them. A bridge helps to replace the space, by re-distributing the biting load and stabilising the teeth again.
The replacement tooth (or teeth) and crowns are fabricated and placed in the mouth as one non-removable unit, called a fixed bridge.