A bridge is an alternative to a dental implant or a denture to replace missing teeth. It consists of a false tooth (contract) which lies between the two crowns, bridging the gap left by a missing tooth.
The purpose of a bridge is to replace one or more missing teeth and look and function naturally. It is permanently anchored to the teeth on either side of the space created by the missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with bridgework, the teeth on either side are prepared as crowns to serve as anchors or “abutments” for the bridge. Crowns and bridges are most often made from ceramic tooth coloured porcelain on the outside, fused to gold alloy underneath.
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