Dental bridges are very similar to dental implants. Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth using a false tooth or teeth called a pontic. Pontics are fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the missing area.
Dental bridges have two crowns attached to the surrounding teeth, which hold it in place. This is also known as a fixed bridge. Fixed bridges are not removable like dentures and are held securely in place.
Missing teeth can cause numerous dental issues, including a shift in the alignment of your teeth, increased risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay as well as loss of adjacent teeth, speech disorders and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Therefore, it is essential to fix missing teeth as soon as possible.