| What are they?
A bridge is a replacement tooth that is supported and attached by a crown on either
side of the space. The two side teeth or archor teech are prepared to provide
support for the bridge.
Taking care of your bridge
A bridge is made of very strong materials, but nothing is as strong as natural tooth
structure. If normal care and precautions are taken, a bridge can last for many years, however.
When are they needed?
- Brush and floss with great care to clean where the crowns meet the tooth.
- Flossing mush be accomplished underneath the bridge on a daily basis.
- Avoid eating or chewing on hard objects, food or ice.
- Make regular visits to your dentist to evaluate teh condition of the crown.
- To replace a missing tooth with a conventional three-unit bridge, teeth adjacent to the gap are prepared.
- The custom-made bridge is fitted and adjusted.
- Appearance immediately after a tooth is lost.
- When a tooth is not replaced, the remaining teeth can drift out of position.
This can lead to cavities and gum disease.