A dental bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a traditional method to replace a missing tooth or teeth.  To replace a missing tooth with a bridge, at least one tooth or dental implant, on either side of the space created by the missing tooth, must be prepared for a crown.  Then a false tooth is joined to the crowns, and the entire bridge is cemented to the prepared teeth.  The patient cannot remove the bridge, and special aids are available to keep it clean.


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