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 »

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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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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The first dental crowns were made by Etruscans and consisted of artificial teeth held together by bands made of gold. The Etruscans used either human or animal teeth to form their crowns, which were soldered together usi... More »

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Dental implants are necessary to replace missing teeth and are an alternative to a bridge or dentures, according to Mayo Clinic. Dental implants are permanent and are placed into the jawbone of the patient. More »