Bridge

How a bridge is put in for a missing tooth

A bridge replaces one or more teeth.

To put in a bridge, the dentist will prepare and shape the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth. The bridge consists of the replacement tooth and two crowns (caps) on each side. The crowns will fit over the prepared teeth to support the replacement tooth.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
Arden G. Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry

Current as ofMarch 28, 2018

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