All of your teeth play a vital role in speaking, chewing, and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. If you lose teeth they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss.
A bridge is a device used to replace missing teeth which attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth. Bridges are either permanently attached (fixed bridges) or they can be removable.
Fixed bridges are applied by either placing crowns on the abutment teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with precision attachments or metal clasps.