Dental bridges have provided replacement teeth for many decades. In fact, they are the gold standard for replacing a single tooth, or a few teeth in a row. Today, patients can choose from a traditional bridge, attached to dental crowns, or an implant-retained bridge, secured to one or more implant posts anchored in the jawbone.
Who Needs a Dental Bridge?
Anyone who is missing one permanent tooth or a few permanent teeth in a row will benefit from a dental bridge. A complete examination is necessary so that the dentist can determine whether your mouth is healthy enough for a bridge. In some cases, periodontal therapy may be necessary to create a healthy foundation for restorations. For patients missing many teeth, the dentist may suggest a full or partial denture, instead of a bridge.