A bridge is a false tooth, usually made of a precious metal. If it’s going to show, the dentist may attach porcelain to the base of the tooth, or another non-precious metal for strength.

Bridges may seem costly, but they can be a wise investment that will give many years of good service. It will also improve your appearance and bite.

You’ll need to clean your bridge every day to prevent problems such as bad breath and gum disease. You’ll also need to clean under the false tooth every day. Your dentist or hygienist will show you how to use a bridge needle or special floss, because a normal toothbrush won’t be able to reach.

Dental Bridge
Example of a bridge

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