It replaces the crown, which is the visible portion of the tooth above the gum line. Dental bridges look very natural so no one will be able to tell you are missing any natural teeth.
A dental bridge can be used to replace a tooth that had to be removed because of an abscess, decay or trauma. It can replace a knocked-out tooth or even fill gaps in your smile caused by teeth that never erupted.
You usually need two appointments for a bridge. During the first appointment the dentist contours the teeth on both sides of the gap and takes an impression of your mouth. You will be fitted with a temporary bridge to protect your anchor teeth from sensitivity until your customised bridge is ready.
At your second appointment, your dentist removes your temporary bridge and then cements the permanent bridge in place.
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