Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge must have other structures to support it, which can include natural teeth, implants or a combination of implants and natural teeth.
A traditional bridge is made by creating a crown for the teeth on either side of the space and placing the replacement tooth or teeth between the crowns. The entire piece is cast together as a single unit. The teeth supporting the bridge must be healthy enough to withstand the forces of chewing.
In the image to the right, Dr. De Rosier replaced this woman’s missing teeth with a natural-looking bridge.