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When a patient is missing one or more teeth a bridge can often times be fabricated to replace the missing area. A bridge is a fixed restoration meaning it is cemented in place and does not come out of the mouth.

Bridges are made by preparing adjacent teeth next to the missing area and then having a laboratory make a series of crowns or inlays that are fused together and cemented down to replace the missing tooth. Alternatives to bridges are removable partial dentures and dental implants.

 

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