If you are missing some teeth, Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt may recommend a dental bridge. When people are missing teeth, they are missing the comfort and function that they deserve.
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and literally “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and are attached to surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist. Depending on which type of bridge Dr. Cruz-Orcutt recommends, its success depends on the foundation. It is very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong.