A dental bridge is a dental restoration that helps replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of two or more crowns that are placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap, with an artificial tooth (pontic) in between to fill the space.
A dental bridge helps restore function by filling the empty space left by missing teeth. It allows you to chew and bite properly, which makes eating more comfortable and enjoyable. Bridges also help maintain the proper alignment of your teeth, preventing them from shifting or becoming misaligned.
When you have missing teeth, it’s common to feel self-conscious about your smile. A bridge fills the gap and provides a seamless, natural-looking appearance. This can make you feel more confident when talking, smiling, or interacting with others.