The missing link to replace teeth when they are lost or broken
Bridges are just that, the missing link to replace teeth when they are lost and offer a permanent solution for a missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is held in place by the teeth on either side of the area to be treated – hence the bridge.
Very often, the two anchor teeth – one on each side – will need to have crowns fixed onto them to give them additional strength. The two crowns are then joined together by placing the false tooth or teeth between them and cementing them in place. This is known as a fixed bridge.
Creating a fixed bridge is usually a good option if the teeth either side are strong enough to support the bridge, and are already crowned or have had large fillings, the bridge and crowns are made to match the remaining teeth so they are difficult to detect.