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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants

Bridge

03/12/2008

Question:

The detist put a bridge that leaves a gap between the teeth and the gum. I thought a bridge is supposed to fit tightly on the gum.

Answer:

The margins or edges of crowns are sometimes kept a millimeter away from the gums to make them easier to keep clean. An evaluation by a prosthodontist may help answer your questions.

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Response by:

Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University