Bridges
 
If you're missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in appearance, chewing or speaking. There are options to help restore your smile. Bridges replace the missing teeth and may help maintain the shape of your face, improving function as well as give you your smile back. 
 
Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. The restoration is normally made of porcelain that is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. To achieve a perfect bridge, you will be asked to visit the ceramist’s laboratory so that he or she could choose the perfect colour match for your new teeth.
 
Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist. An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw. Its success depends on a strong foundation. So it's very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong. 
 
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