In a normal, healthy mouth, each upper tooth contacts the corresponding lower tooth allowing for a well-balanced chewing function. Losing a tooth can quickly destroy this balance. When this balance between healthy teeth is lost, the companion teeth lose support, causing problems like drifting, shifting, abnormal decay and periodontal disease. The neighbouring teeth are quickly subjected to these conditions and with each lost tooth, the problems are magnified and the destructive cycle continues.
Fixed bridges are easily attached to abutment teeth. The pontic, which is the part of the bridge which actually replaces the missing tooth) is attached to a crown which is then affixed to the abutment teeth. The entire fixed bridge is then permanently cemented back in place. This work takes only a few office visits to complete. Fixed bridges
In order to avoid these issues, patients should know that getting a dental bridge done can come in many different forms. If you want a fixed bridge for a missing tooth, it’s important to remain aware of the different types of dental bridges in order to approach your procedure with care.