Must more teeth be replaced are bridges ideal. Bridges close large gaps and the chewing capability is not lost. The optical and aesthetical aspects are upheld. Bridges are fixed to the teeth or are implanted, to give more stability.
Depending on the number of lost teeth and their position, a bridge can be from one or more links. The chewing capability is ideally distributed. Like crowns, bridges have also different categories depending on used materials. Fullcast Bridge (complete from metal), screened bridge (metal bridge with plastic or ceramic cover) and whole ceramic bridge (complete from ceramic).
Depending on sensitivity the metal used is gold or non-precious metal. Full cast bridges are rarely used and then only in molar-/premolar area.
Alternative to bridges are implnats or part prothesis.