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Dental bridges are comprised of two or more crowns and one or more false teeth, called pontics, to fill in gaps from missing teeth. Bridges help keep natural teeth from moving, aid in the chewing of food, improve smiles ... More »

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A dental cantilever bridge is used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth, according to WebMD. It is not very common, and it is not recommended in the back of the mouth where it can ... More »

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If a dental bridge chips, breaks or comes off, the best recourse is to see a dentist as soon as possible, warns Dr. Jeffrey Lissauer. However, it is possible to temporarily repair damaged dental bridges at home using den... More »

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Dental crowns normally last at least a decade, but can last a lifetime, if the individual practices good dental hygiene. Those with crowns must avoid eating acidic food and drinks and chewing on ice or hard candy. More »

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Dental crowns cannot be whitened and if a person wants to have the dental crown whitened, then he or she must replace the entire crown. Teeth in general, whether with crowns or without crowns, darken slowly in time so th... More »

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Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth, DocShop explains. Bridges contain artificial teeth that are held in place by cement and attach to the surrounding teeth using a crown. The crown is securely a... More »

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Dental bridges can be expensive, depending on the actual cost, a person's budget and if insurance covers any of the costs, according to WebMD. The type of bridge also matters in expense; for example, a removable bridge c... More »

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