A bridge is a dental restoration that is used to replacing a missing tooth. In order for a bridge to work, teeth must be present on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth. Crowns are placed on these teeth, which are used to support a fake tooth that fills (bridges) the gap.

Bridges are useful in restoring a bite that has been affected by missing teeth. They also help prevent teeth surrounding a gap from moving and becoming misaligned. Your dentist can craft a bridge that matches the color of the surrounding teeth, shaped to enhance your smile even more than the teeth it replaces.

Advantages

Bridges improve chewing ability by replacing oe or more missing teeth. They also prevent teeth shifting to fill space. Fixed bridges also prevent the “sunken face” look that results from missing teeth. The best part is that they feel and look like real teeth.

Disadvantages

Bridges are more expensive than partial dentures but look and feel like real teeth. They are very durable but will eventually need to be replaced or recemented due to normal wear and tear.

Dental Bridge

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iTero’s accurate imaging results in significantly improved restorations, and patients have a better experience without uncomfortable impressions.

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