All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do lose teeth, they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss. 
A bridge is a device used to replace missing teeth.  The bridge attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth.

Bridges are permanently attached to adjacent teeth to compliment the form and function of your existing smile.