Dental bridges are custom-made dental appliances that bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Unlike dental crowns, which cover a single tooth or a dental implant, bridges span the space where teeth are absent and are anchored to the natural teeth or implants surrounding that gap.
The importance of replacing missing teeth cannot be overstated, as gaps in your smile can lead to a cascade of dental issues, including shifting teeth, jawbone loss, and changes in bite pressure.
Our Castle Hill dentists typically recommend dental bridges to patients who want a fixed solution to replace missing teeth without the surgical requirements of dental implants.
Bridges offer both cosmetic and functional benefits, restoring not only the appearance of your smile, but also the ability to chew and speak properly. Neglecting to replace missing teeth can lead to more than cosmetic issues; it can also increase the risk of gum disease and cause the remaining teeth to bear extra strain.