Bridges are commonly used to replace missing teeth by using remaining natural teeth as a foundation. A bridge is made by using the existing teeth to connect the replacement teeth, leaving you with restorations that will look like your natural smile.
What Is A Fixed Bridge?
A fixed bridge will replace your missing tooth and use your nearby natural teeth as anchor points. The word “bridge” refers to the fact that an actual bridge is created by connecting your remaining natural teeth and your replacement teeth. The word “fixed” means that the bridge is not removable.
Why Would It Be Fixed?
A fixed bridge can be desirable or necessary for a few reasons. It can help maintain bone structure and facial shape in the absence of a natural tooth, it can make chewing and speaking easier and more predictable, and it can keep remaining natural teeth from becoming misaligned. Some people just like a dental appliance that stays in place.
Of course, the primary reason to use porcelain for the replacement teeth in a bridge is because it looks great! However, there are other valid reasons. Porcelain can also be formed to look like a natural tooth with a surface that looks very much like real tooth enamel. In addition, porcelain is strong and durable, making it an ideal option to handle the natural stress that comes with the use of teeth for chewing.
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