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What complications are associated with getting a cantilever dental bridge?

Complications from getting a cantilever bridge are uncommon. However, it is possible that the tooth-shaping needed to anchor the bridge could cause an infection. Poor dental hygiene after the bridge is in place can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Over time, the bridge may shift, crack, or break and need repair or replacement.

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How should I care for my dental bridge?
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How can dental bridges be formed?
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Dental bridges are retained on natural teeth. Implants are retained on posts fixed in the jaw bone.
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How much do dental bridges cost?
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What are the disadvantages of a fixed dental bridge?
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