Missing teeth can cause chewing and speaking problems. To solve these problems and to maintain the shape of the face, dental bridges can be used to replace the missing teeth.
Bridges can be used in two ways to replace missing teeth. A fixed bridge can replace the missing teeth using artificial teeth. It bridges the gap between two teeth caused by the missing tooth and looks very natural. These bridges can be made from porcelain, gold, alloys or a combination of these materials. The fixed bridge is bounded to the surrounding teeth for further support.
With dental implants the artificial teeth is attached to the gum tissue under the jaw. A fixture, usually made out of titanium, is surgically placed by our dentist in the upper or lower jawbone, which replaces the root of the missing tooth and provides an anchor for the crown.
The success of the bridge or dental implant depends on the teeth, gums and the bones which are attached to the implant. Therefore, maintaining the health of other teeth is essential.