A bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis that is meant to replace missing teeth. When a single tooth is lost, a bridge is fitted using the two remaining teeth on either side of the edentulous space as abutments. The missing tooth (teeth) are supported and replaced in the space between these abutment teeth. Essentially, the abutment teeth are prepared for crowns and the two (or more) abutment teeth are connected (or bridged) to support the missing tooth (or teeth).
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