All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of
other teeth. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do lose teeth, they must
be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are options for correcting
tooth loss.

A bridge or a fixed partial denture is used to replace missing teeth which attaches artificial teeth to
adjacent natural teeth . Fixed bridges are bonded into place and can only be removed by a dental
professional. Fixed bridges offer more stability than their removable counterparts.

Bridges can be constructed from gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these
materials. Porcelain is often bonded to either precious or non-precious metal.

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and
dental health. Your teeth work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking. With missing
teeth, it’s difficult to do these things. Missing teeth can and should be replaced. Fixed bridges or
implants are a great way to restore your dental health and appearance

Oral functionality and appearance are important reasons for wearing a bridge. A bridge helps support
your lips and cheeks. The loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to sink and your face to look older.
Missing teeth can cause speech disorders as they are used to make many of the sounds we use speak