A fixed dental bridge, usually made of gold (or porcelain-faced gold), is used to replace missing teeth. A bridge helps to create a normal bite, prevent stress on the dental arch, prevent the drifting and tilt of adjacent teeth, inhibit decay in difficult areas, and slow the onset of periodontal (gum) diseases. Bridges are composed of abutments (the natural teeth on either side acting as supports) and the span (a framework attached to the abutments with artificial teeth attached to that framework). Our patients appreciate the expertise and training our dentist has in placing bridges. We invite you to learn more about bridges and family dentistry by scheduling your consultation at Dental Illuminations today.