A majority of people are under the impression that losing one or more teeth is not a common occurrence. However, loss of teeth is more widespread than most people think. A person can lose a tooth due to a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons include trauma, cavity, reinfected root canal, gum disease, and infection. Regardless of how the tooth was lost, however, there are many ways to replace a missing tooth, and one of the most commonly chosen restorations to do so is Dental Bridges.
A dental bridge makes use of the teeth that are located on either side of the missing one. These teeth are then prepared and will act as anchor teeth to support the dental bridge. This restoration comprises of a dental crown on either side of which are two more crowns. The two crowns on either side are attached to the anchor teeth to hold the bridge in place, while the crown between them acts as a replacement for the tooth that is missing. In order to give an appearance that looks natural, bridges are normally made using porcelain. While other options such as dental implants can also be used to replace a missing tooth, a dental bridge can do the same at lower cost.