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Bridgework

Bridgework

Sometimes a dental implant is not the best option when a tooth is missing. We can then use the teeth on either side of the space to hold in a bridge. There are two options
1. Maryland bridge - where the adjacent teeth are healthy
2. Fixed bridge - where the adjacent teeth already have fillings present and would benefit from placing a crown, a fixed bridge can be considered.

What issues can Dental bridges fix?

The immediate correction achieved with a dental bridge is that the gap left by a missing tooth is closed. By closing the gap, the bridge achieves many advantages, including:
Reduce the risk of gum disease
Restore the ability to bite and chew
Improve speech
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Preserve a natural-looking smile