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What is a bridge?

Bridges are ideal for people who don’t like dentures and only have one or two teeth missing. Bridges are usually made by crowning the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth in the middle. They are fixed in the same way as crowns. These bridges are usually made of precious metal bonded to porcelain. Sometimes other non-precious metals are used in the base to give it extra strength.

Patient D had extensive wear in his teeth and some teeth were eventually removed, this resulted in multiple bridgework and crowns to gain the smile the patient desired.