A dental bridge is a false tooth, also known as a pontic. If you have space from a missing tooth, a bridge will be custom made to fill the space with a false tooth. In a fixed bridge, the false tooth is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. The two crowns holding it in place are attached to the teeth on each side of the false tooth. This procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges cannot be removed from your mouth as you might do with partial dentures. Single tooth implants may be used at other times to eliminate the need for supporting crowns.
In areas of your mouth that are under less stress, such as your front teeth, a cantilever bridge may be used. Cantilever bridges are used when there are teeth on only one side of the open space. Bridges can reduce your risk of gum disease, help correct some bite issues, and even improve your speech. Bridges require your commitment to serious oral hygiene.
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