When a tooth is missing it is important to replace the space with an implant, bridge or a partial denture. If a space is left unfilled it will cause the surrounding teeth to drift out of position, and spaces from missing teeth can cause your teeth and your gums to become far more susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease and bone loss. Ideal treatment is usually an implant; however we understand that sometimes an implant is just not an option. The second choice to an implant is a bridge.
The intention of a bridge is to restore your ability to chew food, speak properly, distribute the forces in your bite so you do not hurt other teeth, maintain the shape of your face, and help prevent your other teeth from drifting out of position and to give you the wonderful smile that you want.
Above you can see the dramatic before and after images of a bridge filling in the client's two front teeth.