Sometimes, teeth may become badly damaged by decay, trauma, severely abscessed or periodontal disease and must be extracted. The popularity of dental bridges utilizing natural teeth has decreased due to the success rate of using implants to replace teeth.
If a tooth is lost, many times the missing tooth can be supported in front and behind the space on the existing teeth. This is considered a dental bridge. For example, when 2-teeth support one missing tooth is considered a 3-unit bridge.
We are also able to replace many missing teeth by placing implants and supporting other missing teeth by implants. Many times we are able to place 2 implants and support 3 teeth. This is considered a 3-unit implant supported bridge.
Both types of bridges are good alternatives to replace missing teeth. Our Master Laboratory technician can fabricate a life-like and function bridge.