A dental bridge fills the space created by a missing tooth. The sides of a bridge use two or more surrounding teeth for support, hence the name. A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically. Bridgework is both an art and an exact science.
A missing tooth should be replaced as soon as possible for several reasons. Without treatment it can affect your bite, speech, and eating choices. The teeth surrounding the gap shift inward, teeth above and below the space can also change position creating a chain reaction of problems. When one tooth is missing, the others start to “fall” like dominoes. Don't let it happen to you or your loved ones.