diamond_bridgesLike dental implants, dental bridges are used to replace a missing tooth, except bridges are supported by natural teeth on either side of the missing tooth. A dental bridge will improve your ability to chew and speak as well as your smile. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, dental bridges were shown to dramatically reduce the risk of losing teeth that are adjacent to a missing tooth. Dental bridges prevent teeth from shifting and help prevent jaw joint problems from altered bite.In addition, dental bridges can help keep your jaw and face from changing shape, as they tend to do when a person has missing teeth.