A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge can improve the function, health, and appearance of your smile. It is important to replace missing teeth in order to prevent other teeth from shifting in the mouth. In addition, a custom dental bridge can enhance the beauty of your smile, restore lost facial volume, and improve your ability to eat and speak properly. Bridges are composed of two dental crowns and one or more artificial teeth; your Santa Clara dentist places the dental crowns on the teeth or dental implants adjacent to the gap to support the artificial teeth. For more information on how dental bridges can improve your smile, we welcome you to contact us at Smiles for Life Dental Group.