What is a dental bridge?
The dental bridge allows the replacement of one or several missing teeth, by taking hold on either side of the tooth/teeth (retainer teeth). It is made up of dental crowns fused together. The dental bridge can be considered an alternative to dental implants to replace one or several missing teeth.
The functional and aesthetic solution requires reducing the size of the adjacent teeth in order to use them for support (retainer teeth) for the dental bridge. This prosthetics solution is still used a lot, but it has two inconveniences :
- A loss of bone will occur around the missing tooth
- Mutilation of adjacent teeth in order to support the dental bridge