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A bridge is used to replace missing teeth. I will concentrate on a single missing front tooth. Depending on the tooth involved and the strength of the adjoining teeth a replacement plan is put in place. Typically the tooth on either side of the space is reduced to accept a crown. A bridge in this scenario would involve three units. A false tooth made up of porcelain spanned on either side by a crown. This three unit bridge is cemented into position to fill the space. This is known as a bonded crown .A different type of bridge is a Maryland bridge where the teeth on either side of the space are not ground down to accept a crown but instead has a false tooth supported by metal wings bonded to the inside aspects of the neighbouring teeth. This is also a good alternative although its lifespan wouldn’t be as long as a bonded bridge.


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