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Bridges

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A crown replaces a part or the entire coronal portion of your tooth and is supported by remaining tooth or root. A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth and is made up one or more crowns, which support and carry the replacement tooth or teeth. A typical bridge will be one that consists of two crowns, one on either side of missing tooth or space, carrying a replacement tooth. Most bridges have the supporting crowns and replacement teeth joined rigidly together in one piece.

With proper instructions from your dentist, maintaining your bridge in good functional and aesthetic condition is not difficult, but requires a little effort and time. This routine can be incorporated in your normal tooth brushing time and does not significantly increase the time you spend cleaning your teeth. Correct cleaning of your bridge may include flossing, or the use of small brushes. With some practice and time, most patients do very well if they are sufficiently instructed and motivated.