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General Dentistry - Bridges

 What are they?

A bridge is a replacement tooth that is supported and attached by a crown on either side of the space. The two side teeth or archor teech are prepared to provide support for the bridge.

Taking care of your bridge
A bridge is made of very strong materials, but nothing is as strong as natural tooth structure. If normal care and precautions are taken, a bridge can last for many years, however.

  • Brush and floss with great care to clean where the crowns meet the tooth.
  • Flossing mush be accomplished underneath the bridge on a daily basis.
  • Avoid eating or chewing on hard objects, food or ice.
  • Make regular visits to your dentist to evaluate teh condition of the crown.
 When are they needed?
  • To replace a missing tooth with a conventional three-unit bridge, teeth adjacent to the gap are prepared.
  • The custom-made bridge is fitted and adjusted.
  • Appearance immediately after a tooth is lost.
  • When a tooth is not replaced, the remaining teeth can drift out of position. This can lead to cavities and gum disease.
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