A bridge stabilizes the bite of a patient who is missing one or more teeth. Bridges prevent the
surrounding teeth from moving or shifting in the mouth. A missing tooth that is not replaced may
cause surrounding teeth to become unstable and may ultimately require removal
or make the teeth harder to clean, compromising oral health
or change the shape of a face and diminish
the beauty of a smile.
Unlike partial dentures, bridges are permanent; patients cannot remove them.