Dental Bridge: Gold, Ceramo-Metal, or All Porcelain
A Dental Bridge replaces a single or multiple missing teeth. Healthy teeth on either side of the tooth that is missing are prepared in order for the fixed prosthetic to be glued in place. Bridges historically have a lifespan of about 10 years before they will need replacement.
An alternative to a bridge is implant placement. This treatment avoids the shaving down of the adjacent teeth, and once successfully completed, a single-unit implant may last considerably longer than a bridge with minimal replacement. Research is showing that once integrated, an implant may last a lifetime!