A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, helping maintain the shape of your face and alleviating stress on your bite. Ideally, all missing teeth are replaced with dental implants. If there is not sufficient bone or financial means to restore a smile with dental implants, a bridge may be the next best option.
A bridge is typically made of porcelain that has been designed to look like natural white teeth. If needed, it may have a metal substructure for support. The key to a successful bridge is in its foundation: the abutment teeth on either end, bone, and gums. Flossing is essential for improving the health and longevity of your bridge. Flossing will prevent gum disease and maintain healthy teeth. Without regular flossing, any restoration will certainly fail.