Fixed Bridges

A great way to replace missing teeth.

The problem:
  • A missing tooth or missing teeth
  • The “sunken face” look associated with missing teeth
  • Limited chewing ability due to missing teeth
  • Desire for a more permanent solution than partial dentures

The solution:
A bridge is a custom made appliance that is permanently attached to one or two teeth on each side of a missing tooth space. The Bridge fills the missing space and restores chewing ability and esthetic appearance. No one can tell if you have a bridge unless you tell them!

Advantages:
Unlike partial dentures, a fixed bridge is never removed. It is stable in the mouth and works very similar to natural teeth. By filling the gap and stopping the movement of other teeth, a fixed bridge is an excellent investment, providing better chewing ability and saving money that might otherwise be spent on future dental treatment.

Disadvantages:
Fixed bridges are excellent restorations and have few disadvantages. They are highly durable, but they can eventually need to be re-cemented or replaced due to normal wear.

Alternatives:
In the event that the use of a fixed bridge is not desired, the better alternative is a dental implant.