A bridge is a way of replacing an entire tooth that is missing. It is a prosthetic tooth, which exists only above the gum line and is held in place by crowns (caps) on the adjacent teeth. It can be an efficient restoration, especially when the surrounding teeth need crowns to begin with. Whenever you lose a tooth, it is always best to replace it – otherwise your other teeth may drift, you can lose bone density and more. When jaw bones recede, it can give you a premature shrunken appearance. A dental bridge is an affordable, conservative restoration that supplies a tooth and preserves your oral health. Vancouver dentist, Dr. Jan Roberts, would be happy to speak to you and asses whether a dental bridge is right for you. Contact our Vancouver dentist office today.