If you have missing teeth and there are sound teeth on either side of the gap, then the best solution is probably a bridge. A bridge is a section of false teeth (known as pontics) bonded to the adjacent teeth with cement. Unlike dentures, bridges are not removed for cleaning.
The procedure involves shaping and crowning adjacent teeth so that the bridge can be fixed to them.
Your pontics will be color matched so as be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Bridges include conventional, cantilever and resin bonded. Resin-bonding requires less work done on the adjacent teeth.
Missing teeth can severely impact your appearance as well as the functionality. A gap of just one tooth can affect your occlusion (bite) and lead to complications such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Other risks include increased risks of tooth decay and various periodontal problems.
Fortunately, your dentist has many solutions to deal with such problems. However, it’s crucial that your deal with the matter as quickly as possible as over time your teeth can shift in your mouth leading to increased problems and making the solution more difficult.