Bridges and Crowns
Dental bridges consist of crowns that are cemented onto the teeth adjacent to the gap and which are attached to the replacement teeth. The adjacent teeth next to the space are prepared for crowns or “caps” and a false tooth is created in between the two prepared teeth. The chief drawback is to grind neighboring natural teeth to be outfitted with crowns that will support the false tooth. In addition, a bridge creates more difficulty for the person to keep the area clean which can lead to further gum problems and the possibility remains there may be bone resorption.