A Bridge is a dental device that uses adjoining teeth as anchors to hold an artificial tooth in the place of a missing one. Bridges can be used to replace one or multiple missing permanent teeth in order to avoid more serious problems, such as shifting, bone loss and periodontal disease, often associated with missing teeth. Crowns and Bridges are mentioned together because the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth must be crowned in order to increase their strength and prepare them to be used as anchors for the Bridge device. The procedure of creating and fitting a crown or bridge involves two dental visits, but is often the most effective way to protect your smile from damage above and beyond a simple missing tooth.
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