Our teeth play a vital role in speech and consumption of nutrients, so it’s important to take good care of them. When a tooth is knocked out or lost due to decay, it can become difficult to eat, drink, and speak. After a tooth is removed, the remaining teeth may adjust their position to close the gap, but this can drastically change the shape of your mouth and may not be comfortable.
Fortunately, bridges can be used to replace a lost tooth and restore all the normal functions of eating, drinking, and speaking. Porcelain pontics (false teeth) look especially natural, and will make it seem like you were never missing a tooth! The bridge uses a cap on two teeth adjacent to the gap and between the caps is a false tooth. The tooth is fitted into the gums and functions just like your real teeth, so it’s like nothing ever happened.