If you, for whatever reason, have a gap in your smile because of a missing tooth or teeth, a bridge is a great way to fix it. Having a tooth for an extended period of time can lead to more serious oral problems. If gaps or missing teeth are not fixed or replaced, teeth can reposition themselves in a place that results in an incorrect bite. One preventive measure for these further problems is to have a bridge put in place. Bridges are also used when a crown cannot fix the tooth or when there are not enough root structures to support it.

A dental bridge or a fixed partial denture replaces missing teeth or a single tooth by bonding a fabricated tooth to the ones adjacent to it. Traditional bridges are made out of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or gold. They are put in after the adjacent teeth have been reduced in size so that the replacement can fit and bonded correctly. Other types of bridges are Cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. Cantilever bridges are necessary when there are teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth. Resin-bonded bridges are plastic teeth and gums that have to supported by a metal framework.
Receiving a bridge can greatly improve your life. You will be able to smile like you did once before. Chewing and speaking will become easier tasks than they were before when there were gaps in your smile. Having a bridge placed in the gap, the teeth and jaw will not shift so you can maintain the shape of your face. Return your smile by getting a bridge put in.


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