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What are the different types of fixed dental bridges?

A fixed bridge (a restoration that replaces or spans the space where one or more teeth have been lost) can be attached to your natural teeth. Different types of artificial teeth may be used in fixed bridges. These include gold, porcelain fused to metal, and all-porcelain.

In some instances, a resin-bonded fixed bridge (sometimes called a "Maryland bridge") can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Because it is attached by a special procedure called bonding, it doesn't require the use of crowns or extensive tooth preparation. Your dentist can determine whether this treatment method is appropriate for you.

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