Please see General Dentistry/Bridges section for additional information>>.
Your appearance is one reason to replace missing teeth, but a gap can also affect the health of your teeth and gums - it may affect your bite, or put strain on the teeth around it. Food can also get caught in the gap, causing both decay and gum disease.
There are two main ways to replace teeth. One uses a removable false tooth or teeth, and is otherwise known as a partial denture. The other is by using a bridge. A bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth.
In simple terms a bridge is like having two crowns joined together and cemented on the supporting teeth, with a fixed false tooth in between to bridge the gap between them. The way your teeth are replaced depends on where they are in the mouth, and the condition of the other teeth.
If you are a suitable candidate, you can also have teeth that fit to the jawbone, which are known as dental implants>>.
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