A bridge is a dental restoration that replaces missing teeth. It is made of a false tooth attached to crowns which fit over teeth on both sides of a space. A bridge is cemented in place and cannot be taken out. Bridges are made of three types of materials: 1. Porcelain - most like a natural tooth in color 2. Gold Alloy - strongest and most conservative in its preparation 3. Porcelain fused to an inner core of gold alloy (Porcelain Fused to Meta or “PFM”) - combines strength and aesthetics. Bridges build back your smile and help you to speak and chew properly by restoring your teeth to their natural size, shape and - if using porcelain - color. They help maintain tooth, bite and jaw alignment by preventing remaining teeth from shifting out of position.
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