A bridge, also known as a fixed denture, is made to visibly replace one or more missing teeth. They work by mechanically linking a false tooth to your existing teeth.
Installation of a bridge will require at least two dental visits, but often more depending on the difficulty of the bridge.
Bridges will typically last from five to ten years, and are prone to failure due to cavities developing on the supporting teeth. These cavities occur because the bridge makes it much harder to properly brush your natural teeth, resulting in poor oral hygiene. It is critical to floss under and around the bridge to reduce the chance of cavities developing.