Dental bridges are used when one or more teeth are missing in a row of teeth.
The teeth surrounding the gap are ground down and prepared to accommodate the bridge and then the bridge is fixed on the supporting teeth. The bridge covers the defected or the missing tooth and restores the integrity of the dental arch.
Dental bridges do not need to be removed for cleaning and this gives a sense of comfort and convenience and therefore the patient soon accepts the bridge as his or her natural teeth.
How do I take care of my bridge?
A strict regimen of brushing and flossing will keep the bridge and surrounding teeth clean. This is of critical importance as the bridge relies on the neighbouring teeth for support.