Named for the way that they “bridge” the gaps between teeth lost to trauma or decay, a bridge is permanently attached to the adjacent teeth so you do not need to be concerned about it moving when you talk or eat. 

If your missing teeth make you feel self-conscious, or you’re noticing problems with speaking, chewing, or other everyday tasks, ask Dr. Derek Clease if a bridge may be right for you.

Crowns that anchor bridges are made of either metal or tooth colored materials, or a  combination of the two. Aesthetics, function, and tissue compatibility are considered when selecting the material most suitable for you. This will be discussed with you prior to treatment so that you choose the best option for your situation.

You can read more about how a bridge is made . The image below shows a bridge replacing two missing teeth.  Alternatives to a bridge would be a fixed dental implant or a removable partial denture.