What are Dental Bridges?

18 Mar

You have likely heard of dentures as a means of replacing missing teeth. However, there are alternatives to dentures. One such alternative is dental bridges. What exactly are dental bridges? In this video, you will learn what dental bridges are and why you should consider them to fake teeth.

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Dental bridges are a less extreme alternative to fake teeth or dentures. Dental bridges involve adhering a fake tooth to the two adjacent teeth. This is where the “bridging” comes from as the fake tooth bridges the gap between both adjacent teeth. This may be an option for you depending on the number of missing teeth as well as the location. As long as there are two relatively healthy teeth on either side of the gap, this alternative should work for you. However, you will still need to consult with your dentist to make sure the treatment is right for you. The bridged teeth are glued to stay in place using a dental cement. This means that they are non-removable. However, in general people can not tell that you have a bridge. It looks like a trio or normal teeth. As per normal teeth, you will still need to brush and floss these teeth regularly.


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