If you have a gap left by a missing tooth this can put more strain on the adjacent teeth. It can also affect the way your teeth bite together as the teeth next to the gap can lean into the space and change the way your teeth meet. This can lead to food getting stuck in the gap, causing further issues and possibly further tooth loss in the long term. A missing tooth especially at the front can also appear aesthetically unpleasant.
A dental bridge may be a solution to these problems. A dental bridge is a false tooth held in place over the gap by the adjacent teeth (or implants).
Most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that cover the gap between existing natural teeth or implants. The adjacent teeth are prepared as crowns and hold a false tooth in place.
Your dentist will be able to let you know at your examination appointment if a bridge is suitable for any missing spaces you have.
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