Fixed bridges are utilized to restore a missing tooth.
Bridges require the presence of a strong, healthy tooth both behind and in front of the missing tooth. Fixed bridges can be utilized to restore missing anterior or posterior teeth and involve preparing the adjacent teeth for crowns to retain the prosthetic tooth (pontic).
The fixed bridge is permanently cemented to the adjacent teeth and includes the attached pontic which restores the missing tooth. Fixed bridges can restore multiple missing teeth in certain situations but generally the long term prognosis of a particular bridge is inversely related to the length of its span. In other words, the longer the bridge, the less predictable the long term prognosis.
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