A dental bridge can be used to “bridge the gap” where one or more teeth have been lost. Traditionally dental bridges were removable, requiring daily cleaning and providing a less than ideal patient experience. Today’s patients enjoy the benefits of many advances made in restorative dentistry that enable lost teeth to be replaced with a permanent dental implant or an implant supported bridge. A dental bridge can be placed and supported by existing natural teeth or the use of a dental implant. A dental bridge that is secured with a dental implant can offer several key benefits for your long-term dental health and your daily quality of life: