A Permanent Bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. A Bridge will:
- Keep teeth from drifting into the space created from a missing tooth
- Help preserve normal function and normal bite for the jaw joint
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.