What exactly is a bridge?

A bridge is a fixed restoration that replaces or spans the space where one or more teeth have been lost. It is bonded or cemented into place.

Why do I need a bridge?

Your dental health may suffer when teeth are not replaced. Teeth work together. When a tooth is lost, the nearby teeth may tilt toward the empty space, or the teeth in the opposing jaw may shift up or down toward the space. This can alter your bite and place unusual stress on both the teeth and tissues in your mouth.