Bridges are just that – the missing link to replace teeth when they are lost and offer a permanent solution for a missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is held in place by the teeth on either side of the area to be treated – hence the bridge.
Very often, the two anchor teeth, one on each side, need to have crowns fixed onto them to give them additional strength. The two crowns are then joined together by placing the false tooth or teeth between them and cementing them in place. This is known as a fixed bridge.
Creating a fixed bridge is usually a good option if the teeth on either side are strong enough to support the bridge, are already crowned, or have had large fillings. The bridge and crowns are made to match the remaining teeth, so they are difficult to detect.Back to General Dentistry
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