Bridges are similar to crowns and are made to replace a missing tooth between two adjacent teeth. They can be made of materials including metals, Emax and Zirconia.
Bridges are made to close a space created by a missing tooth. It is fixed in the mouth with dental cement and allows the patient to eat, speak and smile with confidence. They are also made to replace sections of missing teeth with dental implants.
Bridges can last upwards of 10 years with the correct oral hygiene techniques but they require more care than simple brushing.
Unfortunately, many factors affect the long-term success of bridges including gum health and decay rate. These must all be taken into consideration before a bridge can be made. Your Dentist will give you the best possible advice.
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