As much as we would like our teeth to have regenerative properties like our skin and hair, this just isn’t the case. Luckily, there are several options available to us to replace our teeth and restore our smile thanks to the incredible advances in dental technologies. One such option is a fixed bridge. This is a treatment used to replace one or more missing teeth, which consists of multiple artificial teeth, or crowns, fused together to create a “bridge” that is joined to the adjacent teeth. This option is recommended for people who have undergone major repairs or root canal therapy on the teeth that will be joined with the bridge.
A fixed bridge can be made from several materials including CEREC® ceramic, gold, and porcelain. This dental solution not only improves the aesthetic appeal of your smile, it can also restore the chewing function of your teeth, and prevent serious dental issues such as the shifting of the teeth surrounding the gap, speech impediments, temporomandibular joint disorder, and an increased risk of periodontitis.
These are just some of the many considerations that should be kept in mind when deciding whether a fixed bridge is the right solution for your missing teeth.