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Oral Health

Picture of Dental Bridge

Picture of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a false tooth/teeth in between. A cantilever bridge is used when there are teeth on only one side of the open space. Maryland bonded bridges have plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework.

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on August 03, 2010

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Text: "Dental Health and Bridges", WebMD Medical Reference