A ceramic bridge is used to replace any tooth that is missing or beyond repair. It is individually made to match the shade and contour of your natural teeth. There are two methods we use to replace missing teeth with a bridge, depending on your dental needs.
A bridge to replace a gap in between your existing natural teeth consists of high strength dental ceramic. Built with natural looking replacement teeth, the bridge is anchored to the adjacent teeth. To secure the bridge the adjacent teeth must be reduced in size or prepared to accommodate the bridge structure.
Certain conditions are required when this method is used and continued bone loss will occur under the replacement tooth. In both cases the ceramic bridge looks and feels like a natural tooth.
A bridge which is secured on to implants is used when natural teeth are not present or unsuitable. A durable, high strength dental ceramic bridge, with natural looking replacement teeth is securely positioned on to previously placed dental implants. Healthy adjacent teeth are left untouched. Dental implants are strong, biocompatible fixtures made of titanium, which act just like natural tooth roots.