Will getting a cantilever dental bridge affect the appearance of my teeth?

Cantilever bridges should be done judiciously.

Implants could be an alternative choice in many cases where a cantilever can be done.

The disadvantage of the cantilever is the fact that it is unsupported on one end (think diving board). the longer the span, the more stresses are placed on the teeth holding the cantilever.

When done well, and the correct situation chosen, cantilevers can look very natural.
Getting a cantilever dental bridge will affect the appearance of your teeth by filling the gap left from the missing tooth or teeth. The bridge will also help maintain the shape of your face and keep your cheek from sagging inward over the space that was left from the missing teeth. 

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