What Is A Dental Bridge?

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A dental bridge is a false tooth or teeth (called pontics) used to fill in an area left by a missing tooth or teeth. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. Bridges are attached to supporting, or abutment, teeth by crowns. There are many reasons to get a dental bridge which will be discussed in detail later.

Dental bridges are fitted in 2-3 visits. This allows your dentist to make adjustment to alter the fit of your bridge, as well as to fit permanent crowns on your abutment teeth.

Pontics are available in a variety of colors. Your dentist will help you find the color that best matches your natural teeth. Often, your dentist will whiten your natural teeth before selecting a coordinating shade for false teeth.

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