If you've recently had the unfortunate experience of losing a tooth or two, you've probably had some conversations with your dental professional about the best solution for your smile. While losing teeth is never fun, you do have treatment options. Perhaps you lost a tooth to decay or recently had an accident that resulted in an injury to your smile. Beyond aesthetics, missing teeth can cause other issues like speech impediments and periodontal disease. But a tooth bridge could be your ideal preventive solution to these problems. Also known as a dental bridge, it can provide the support that will prevent your surrounding teeth from loosening or moving out of their correct positions. Let's go over what a dental bridge is, why it may be right for you, and how it's different from another treatment option: a dental implant.