When a tooth has been lost completely and there is a gap between the teeth, the impact is not just cosmetic. Such spaces can make it difficult to talk or chew, enable gum disease to set in, and even lead to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems. Neighbouring teeth can also shift, causing pain and affecting your bite.
A bridge is a fixed solution for replacement of a missing tooth and there are various types of bridges:
- Adhesive: Attached to the inside of the neighbouring teeth
- Conventional : Supported by adjacent teeth, which are shaped to support it before the bridge is cemented in place
- Implant-retained: Restores missing teeth using dental implants
Your dentist will be able to guide you what would be the different options suitable for you and materials that can be used to make it.