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How common is a cantilever dental bridge?

Cantilever dental bridges are commonly used to fill gaps left from missing teeth when there is only one tooth or implant available to anchor the bridge. Nearly 70 percent of people in their 40s and older are missing at least one tooth due to injury, tooth decay, or gum disease -- and many choose cantilever dental bridges to fill in the gap.

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