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    What is a dental bridge?

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  • Dr Keith Baetz

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    A dental bridge is basically two crowns separated by a third crown, which is not attached to a tooth. And so we have a false tooth attached to a crown on each side.

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  • Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap – these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth – and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

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    What is a dental bridge?

    A dental bridge is usually defined as a laboratory made fixed prosthesis which incorporates 2 crowns supported by 2 natural teeth (abutments) either side of a gap, with a fake tooth (pontic) joined in between the two crowns.
    Bridges can replace 1 or more missing teeth, however the longer the span or larger the bridge, the weaker it is as more pressure is placed on the 2 abutment teeth.  
    For dental bridges to be strong and reliable the abutment teeth must be solid, with plenty of tooth and boney support.

    Dental bridges are usually fabricated from gold, alloy metal, porcelain or a combination of these materials

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    A Dental bridge is a permanent attached replacement for a missing tooth. It is strong and easy to keep clean.

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    A Bridge is something that crosses a gap. A dental bridge fills in a gap, usually between two teeth. If you think of the Sydney Harbour bridge you get a good idea of the elements needed in a bridge, there is the span over the gap and the pylons at each end that support the span. With a dental bridge there are usually dental crowns or large restorations on the teeth at either end of the space and a span across the gap called the pontic (from the Latin for bridge) Just to confuse things some bridges can be supported by just one tooth on one side just like a Cantilever bridge 

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