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When does a removable dental bridge need to be repaired?

Over time, as you age and your mouth changes, your removable bridge (a restoration that replaces or spans the space where one or more teeth have been lost) may no longer fit well. It also could break; crack or chip, or one of the teeth could loosen. In many instances, dentists can make the necessary adjustment or repairs, often on the same day. But complicated repairs may take longer. If you need extensive dental reconstruction, including a removable bridge, your dentist will provide the treatment or refer you to a prosthodontist.

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