When missing teeth are replaced with a bridge, the adjacent teeth require crowns in order to support the replacement teeth.
When teeth are missing there are a number of ways we can replace those teeth. A great way to do this is using a porcelain bridge. A bridge uses the teeth on either side of the space to replace the missing teeth.
When a tooth is lost 5 or more other teeth may drift so it is essential to place a replacement tooth as soon as possible. The space left from missing teeth may cause one of several problems. Teeth may drift into the space changing your bite, this changed bite may result in sore jaws, gum disease, or decay (due to more difficult hygiene).
A fixed bridge is used to replace one or several teeth. The teeth on each end of the space are used as anchors (abutments). Bridges are not removable by the patient. A bridge can be made of metal or porcelain, or a combination of these two.