Why dental bridges?
The simplest answer is that you have lost a portion of teeth in your mouth and you would like to have them replaced. Not only will missing teeth effect the overall aesthetics of your smile, but it can also have a negative effect on the function.
As the name suggests, bridges are used to bridge a gap in your mouth. Your suitability for a bridge construction could depend on the following:
1. If the missing teeth are adjacent to each other
2. How many missing teeth you have
3. If the neighbouring teeth are strong enough to serve as a support
Most commonly, bridges are used to replace 2 missing teeth as they rely on your adjacent teeth for support. However, if you do have more missing teeth, an implant retained bridge may be more suitable, as implants will anchor in your new teeth securely.