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What are the benefits of dental bridges?

A bridge can help to restore your smile and help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviate the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been.
Dental bridges (also called partial dentures) have several benefits. A dental bridge may help you chew your food easily and speak more clearly. From a cosmetic point of view, your smile may look healthier and more attractive with a bridge in place than with gaps in your teeth. A dental bridge also can help to maintain the natural shape of your face. Without a bridge, your other teeth can slowly shift out of their natural position, leading to potential future problems with your bite. Also, a dental bridge can make your bite more equal across all your teeth, helping you to distribute the force of your bite more equally when you eat.

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What types of dental bridges are available?
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There are three types of bridges:Fixed partial denture, which replaces missing teeth with artificial...
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What are the disadvantages of a fixed dental bridge?
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What is a fixed dental bridge?
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