When a gap or space has been left by a missing tooth, multiple crowns can be linked together to form a bridge. The crowns on either end of the bridge will be anchored by a natural tooth, and the crown (or crowns) in the middle of the bridge will take the place of the missing tooth (or teeth). Since the bridge is permanent and not removable, you’ll need to use a special floss threader in order to clean beneath your bridge.
Whether your dentist recommends a crown or a bridge, there are some similar characteristics that make both solutions desirable.
For more information on how crowns and bridges can add strength, beauty, and integrity to your smile, call for your appointment today.