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Ways a Bridge May Change Your Tooth Alignment

Posted on 8/24/2020 by Keith Boenning, DDS
While a bridge is a sound restoration for filling in a gap in a smile, it can also affect the alignment of the rest of the teeth. The following information will give you more details on how this can happen. What Is a Dental Bridge? Basically, a dental bridge is a construction that is made up of two abutments and a pontic. The abutments hold the pontic or fake tooth in place. We usually cement crowns on the natural teeth on either side of the fake tooth to hold it. While a bridge may also take other forms, such as a cantilever bridge, which only has one abutment, a traditional bridge is designed with two anchoring teeth. Because of this design, it can affect the alignment of your other teeth. How a Bridge Can Affect Alignment When we place a dental bridge, the surrounding teeth usually fit more naturally with the restoration. If the bite was uneven before it will be smoother if we place the bridge correctly. In some instances, however, the teeth may shift slightly, which may...
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