A bridge is used to fill the space left by a missing tooth, restoring your smile. Bridges can only be recommended as a suitable treatment option if your surrounding teeth are healthy and strong, as this is a required in order to support the bridge. A bridge is usually made from a porcelain and precious metal blend.
Q: I have a missing tooth, but I’m not in a rush to get it replaced. Is there any reason for me to get this done quickly?
A: It is important to replace missing teeth, not only to improve the appearance of your smile, but to prevent the weakening of the teeth either side, the decay and gum disease that can be caused by trapped food particles, and alterations to your bite. Your dentist will help you to choose the best treatment option to replace any missing teeth you may have.