WHAT IS A BRIDGE?
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. A tooth is usually required on either side of the space where the bridge is supported.
At the first appointment, the supporting teeth are altered for the bridge and a mold is made. A temporary plastic bridge is then made which is cemented in place until the final bridge has been made by a technician using the mold.
At the second appointment, the bridge is fitted into place, the color of the bridge, shape, and bite are checked before it is cemented into place.
Without a bridge, your other teeth can slowly shift out of their natural position, leading to potential future problems with your bite.