The reason for bridges is simple.
When you are missing one or more teeth, a bridge may be indicated as a gap left by missing teeth can eventually cause remaining teeth to drift or fall into the empty spaces.
That would give you problems with your bite (the way your teeth work for you).
A missing tooth or teeth can play havoc with your mouth and lead to gum disease and headache, migraine and pain in the jaw, neck or shoulder because of what is called call TMJ pain (TMJ means temporomandibular joint and is the joint just in front of each ear, where your jaw bone connects to your skull).
A bridge can replace one or more missing teeth because it does exactly as the name suggests… span the space where the teeth are missing. The bridge is cemented to the natural teeth on either side of the empty space and they serve as anchors for the bridge. Each of those teeth is covered with a crown and the replacement tooth or teeth are attached to those crowns.
Similar to crowns there is a choice of materials for bridges and I’ll help you decide what is best for you, taking into account its location and function, how you want it to look and, most importantly, the cost.