The dental bridge: when and why it’s recommended

Any time you’re missing teeth, your Jacksonville FL dentist will recommend a replacement strategy. Your teeth work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking. With missing teeth, it’s difficult to do these things and the mouth may take on a sunken and malformed appearance.

In some cases, we may recommend a bridge to replace missing teeth. A bridge attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth. Bridges are either permanently attached (fixed bridges), or they can be removable. Bridges avoid the surgical approach used in dental implants and are appropriate when only a few teeth need replacement.

The bridge attachment procedure usually takes two or three appointments to complete and they work by attaching a false tooth to the adjacent healthy teeth. If you think a dental bridge may be right for you, contact your Jacksonville FL dentist today for more information!


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