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When one or more teeth are missing a gap(s) is created. A bridge is a structure used to fill this gap. “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.” The benefits of a bridge are:

  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth

  • Restore your smile

  • Maintain the shape of your face

  • Restore your ability to properly chew and speak


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