We will prescribe a dental bridge when one or more teeth are missing and there are healthy teeth on both sides of the open space. This will help other teeth from tipping and elongating, both of which can add to further problems, such as decay, gum disease or jaw joint issues. It also supports a healthy bite, so that all teeth are hitting at about the same time with equal pressure. Dental Bridges can be made from three types of material, solid gold for reliable long wear, porcelain fused to gold base for strength and beauty and high-strength metal-free porcelain for optimum cosmetic results. Most often, a bridge can be done in just two appointments. With proper care, your new bridge will increase your overall health and instill confidence for years to come.