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Missoula General Dentistry BridgesBridge Restoration

A bridge is a restoration that consists of at least two crowns connecting to one or more fake teeth (called pontics). A bridge is an ideal way to replace a missing tooth/teeth, when the teeth next to the space missing the tooth would benefit from crown restorations anyway.   The bridge restoration was the only non-removable treatment option which allowed replacement of missing teeth, prior to the implementation of dental implants.  Today, dental implants often are the preferred mode of replacement for missing teeth, as they offer the most conservative treatment.The disadvantage of a bridge restoration which utilizes natural teeth for support, is the fact that a loss of one of the supporting teeth, results in loss of all of the teeth replaced by the bridge.