A Permanent Bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. A
- Keep teeth from drifting into the space created from
a missing tooth
- Make teeth easier to clean, thus helping to prevent gum disease
- Help preserve normal function and normal bite for the
A Permanent Bridge is usually anchored to the teeth on both
sides of the space from the missing tooth. This gives the
bridge strong support. Brushing a bridge is no different than
brushing natural teeth, but special flossing instructions
are given to keep the bridge and surrounding tissue healthy.
A Permanent Bridge is permanently bonded in place, unlike
a Partial Denture (sometimes called a "Removable
Bridge"), which is removable.