Bridges

What?

  • When a tooth is absent and need to be replaced by using the neighbouring teeth as anchors.

 

When?

  • Where the adjacent teeth are at both sides of the gap and would benefit from crowns

 

Advantages

  • Conventional treatment with good predictable results

 

Disadvantages

  • Sometimes requires considerable reduction of the teeth resulting in pulp death which would require root canal therapy
  • More difficult to keep clean and free of gum infection or tooth decay
  • Failure can result in loss of supporting structures, eg. Anchor-teeth.
  • When there are no adjacent teeth at both sides of the gap.

 

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