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What is a Dental Bridge?

Also referred to as a Tooth Bridge or Teeth Bridge

Written by south Florida cosmetic dentist Dr. Jeffrey Lissauer, serving Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Palm Beach

Dental work of replacing missing teeth

In the top picture, you can see the person is missing a tooth. The middle picture shows the bridge that was made before it is put in the patient’s mouth. The bottom picture shows how the beautiful looking bridge naturally replaces the missing tooth.

In order to understand a dental bridge, imagine you are missing a single tooth. You have a tooth on the left side of the space and a tooth on the right side. A dental bridge extends from the tooth on the left side of the gap to the tooth on the right side, with a fake tooth in-between. The fake tooth in the middle replaces the missing tooth. In this situation, the bridge would be called a three-tooth bridge because it includes: (1) the tooth on the left side of the gap, (2) the tooth on the right side of the gap, and (3) the fake tooth in-between.

Dental bridges are an extremely cosmetic way to replace missing teeth. An experienced cosmetic dentist can match the bridge perfectly with your other teeth, and your friends will not even know a tooth was missing. If you have lost several teeth, numerous dental bridges or a longer bridge (meaning more than three teeth) may be used to restore your natural smile.

Do you know about the different types of bridges? Have you heard of an implant bridge? How many years should a dental bridge last? Below are links to numerous articles that I have written that answer these questions and many more. I spent months writing the content on this website, and I hope you enjoy the information.

Why I wrote these articles on dental bridges:

In my office, bridges are an extremely common procedure to replace missing teeth. Do you remember when you were 15 years old and could not imagine losing a tooth? As we age, losing a tooth may unfortunately become a reality. Whenever a new patient comes to my office missing a tooth or several teeth, I explain the benefits of replacing them as soon as possible. The internet unfortunately offers insufficient information about this subject, and people delay seeing the dentist as a result. So, I decided to write these articles and provide extensive information about the advantages, disadvantages, types, costs, and indications of dental bridges and implants to replace missing teeth. I hope you enjoy the articles. If you have any further questions about bridges or implants or you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please feel free to contact us.

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