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Bridges

What Is A Bridge?
A dental bridge is three or more crowns that are soldered together to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is permanently cemented into place. The materials used for a bridge include gold, porcelain fused to metal, or in the appropriate situation, porcelain alone.

Why Do I Need A Bridge?
Proper oral function and appearance are important reasons for having a tooth replaced with a bridge. Teeth are designed to complement each other. Unusual stresses are placed on adjacent teeth and the gums when teeth are missing. If left untreated, teeth may drift out of alignment.

What is an Alternative to a Bridge?
Dental implants are probably the best alternative to a bridge in most cases.
Another option is having removable teeth in the form of a denture.