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Bridges

A bridge is one or more artificial teeth cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support. A bridge is an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth. Bridge work is as much an art as it is an exact science since it replaces a missing tooth both functionally and cosmetically. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to a metal alloy or Zirconia, or an all-ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and aesthetics. It is important that a missing tooth be replaced as soon as possible. If not treated, the teeth surrounding the gap begin to shift inward, which can worsen the bite and may eventually result in problems with the jaw.

Like crowns, bridges are traditionally made by first taking an impression of your mouth. The impression is sent to a dental lab where your bridge will be custom made to fit your mouth and match your natural tooth color. A temporary bridge will be placed into your mouth until your permanent bridge is ready and cemented into place.