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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 ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerSteven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
Last RevisedJanuary 24, 2013

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