A bridge is used to replace missing teeth and is one alternative to partial dentures.
Bridges are usually made from a precious metal base and if the bridge is visible, porcelain is then bonded to the base. To reduce the cost, non-precious metals can sometimes be used for the base.
The bridge is made by constructing crowns on the teeth either side of the gap and joining them together with a false tooth. It is made in the laboratory and cemented into place using a special dental adhesive.
Once in place the bridge cannot be removed. You can usually have a bridge if you have enough strong teeth with good bone support.
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