When a tooth is missing from a patient’s smile, it can interfere with normal speaking and chewing ability as well as cause loss of confidence in his or her appearance. Dr. Mohr can restore the appearance of a gap-free smile by placing a dental bridge. A bridge consists of an artificial tooth that is attached to dental crowns on either side of the gap to restore both normal chewing ability and the attractiveness of your smile. There are several types of dental bridges designed to address different dental needs, each of which corrects bite and speech difficulties while producing a natural appearance. While crowns typically provide a stable long-term foundation for dental bridges, they can also be anchored to dental implants as each patient’s case requires.