Bridges can be used to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. If a gap is left empty, it’s not uncommon for teeth to shift and rotate into these spaces, resulting in misalignment and increased risk of gum disease and decay. The bridge itself consists of a false tooth (called a pontic) which is permanently attached to adjacent crowns to prevent these issues from occurring.
If you feel that you may need a crown or bridge, or are looking for a dental practice in the Redlands with expertise in crowns and bridges, please feel free to contact our team today – we’d be happy to help.
Also, if you are weighing up bridges and implants, click here to read this handy summary of the pros and cons of each option.