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Bridges

What is a Fixed Bridge? A bridge is a false tooth (or teeth) that attaches on teeth on either sides of the missing tooth or teeth. A fixed bridge is permanently joined onto the neighboring teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two anchoring crowns .

The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health the anchoring teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your teeth. If healthy adjacent teeth aren't available, a surgically-implanted metal post, known as a dental implant, may offer a solid alternative. For a bridge that replaces many teeth, we may recommend a removable partial denture or implant-supported bridge.

With proper care, a fixed bridge may last at least 8 to10 years. Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.

A Stable Solution that Renews Your Smile If you’ve lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we can create a permanent bridge to restore your solid smile. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth. It can also correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.

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