A bridge is a dental restoration that replaces missing teeth.  It will help restore your bite and smile as well as provide you with good function.

Bridges are usually tooth supported but can also be implant supported.  Typically bridges are made from metal, ceramic or a combination of the two.

A bridge preparation usually requires two appointments.  At the first appointment you will be anesthetized and the teeth adjacent to the space will be prepared.  Depending on the material used 1-2mm of tooth structure will be removed.  An impression will be taken and temporary bridge will be placed. At the following appointment the bridge will be fitted and cemented into place.

A bridge can also be done between two or more implants.

With proper care and maintenance, your bridge has the potential to provide many years of service.