A dental bridge is a device used to replace missing teeth. It’s different than a crown, because it covers multiple teeth instead of just one and fills the gap where teeth are absent. Bridges have many benefits including improving your appearance and overall dental health. They also help with daily functions that can be hard to perform with missing teeth, such as eating or speaking.
Would you be shocked to learn that one American dies every hour of every day from oral cancer? That oral cancer has a higher death rate in the United States than cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s disease, cancer of the brain, liver, kidneys, or ovaries?
The very center of a tooth is composed of blood vessels and nerves which are collectively called the “pulp”. This inner chamber containing the pulp is susceptible to infection when a tooth has an opening in the enamel that exposes the soft center of the tooth. Severe tooth decay, gum disease, a cavity or when a tooth is broken or chipped can all lead to an abscessed tooth.