A bridge is a custom-made replacement tooth or teeth which fills the place where the person has missing teeth. The bridges help to restore the bite and help to keep the natural shape of your face. Your dentist can tell you which type of bridge can help to address the issues you are having.
What is the need for a dental bridge?
A missing tooth is a serious matter as they are made to work together. If a person loses a tooth then nearby teeth can tilt or drift into space. The teeth present in the opposite jaw may also shift down or up in the empty space. This can affect the bite and more stress is put on the teeth along with jaw points which ultimately leads to excess pain and damage.
Teeth that are drifted or tipped are extremely difficult to clean. This increases the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. If the tooth is missing the bone can shrink. If this situation happens, then it changes the way the jawbone gets to support the cheeks and lips. With time, this problem can make your look older