Missing teeth not only interrupt your smile and make it difficult to eat or speak, but the gap they leave behind can cause harm to your mouth and jaw. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth using a segment that anchors to the two teeth surrounding the gap and fills in the space.
Bridges can be made using porcelain, gold, metal, or alloys. The process requires that the two teeth on either side of the gap are filed down into “abutments” that will hold the bridge in place.
To start, a temporary bridge is put in place while the official bridge is created in a specialized lab. After the final bridge is put in, you will need to eat soft foods like ice cream and yogurt for a few days so that the bridge can settle into place. After that though, the bridge will be functional and feel normal and natural to you.