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A dental bridge is used to bridge a gap (missing teeth) between healthy teeth. Teeth on either side of the gap are reshaped and reduced in size. These then act as anchors, or abutments. The bridge is attached to these anchor teeth – filling the missing tooth space.
Should I consider dental bridges?
If you have missing teeth and have good oral hygiene practices, you should seriously consider dental bridges. Spaces from missing teeth can cause your other teeth and your gums to become far more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Also, if spaces are left unfilled, they may cause the surrounding teeth to drift out of position.
Are there alternatives to dental bridges?
Alternatives to bridges include less stable dentures or a more permanent and invasive dental implant. The great thing about dental bridges is that, if properly looked after, they can last up to 10 years. Also, bridges have a huge advantage over other cosmetic dental procedures: a bridge is a fixed option that does not have to be taken out and placed back into the mouth.