A Stable Solution that Renews Your Smile
If you’ve lost one or more teeth because of an injury, accident, or gum disease, the doctor can restore your smile with a fixed bridge. Aside from simply filling the gap, a fixed bridge can prevent remaining teeth from moving and correct a bite that’s misaligned, improving function, speech articulation, and appearance in the process.
What is a Fixed Bridge?
A bridge made up of one or more prosthetic teeth that can be attached on either side of teeth prepped with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is added onto the crowned teeth and is made up of three basic units: the false tooth (or teeth) and two abutment crowns. For patients who don’t have any healthy abutment teeth available, a dental implant may be able to help, while patients who will be replacing many teeth should consider a partial denture (either removable or implant supported). Properly cared for, a fixed bridge can last at least 8 to 10 years.