If you lose a tooth (or multiple teeth), the stability in your mouth may be compromised. It may become more difficult to chew, speak and smile. That's because teeth were designed to work with each other. When a tooth is lost, the nearby teeth may tilt toward or move up/down into the empty space. This places stress on the remaining teeth and the supporting tissues in your mouth. The gum tissues and the bone that hold teeth in place can break down, increasing your risk of gum disease.
We can prevent this issue by restoring the stability of the arch with a fixed bridge. They are very stable because they are cemented into place and can only be removed by a dentist.