A bridge is used to fill a gap of one or more missing teeth and is made up of multiple crowns that are fixed to the adjacent teeth, which act as an anchor for the bridge to stay fixed. These teeth will need to be prepared by your dentist so that the bridge is made to fit securely on, which involves removing some of the tooth structure. Bridges can be an alternative restorative option to dentures, providing that the teeth next to the gap are suitable to fix the bridge onto.
caring for your bridge
Once your bridge is fitted, you should look after it like any other teeth, for example by flossing daily and effectively keeping under your bridge clean, as this will help the bridge to last a long time.