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Indirect Restorative Dental Materials

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If you have missing teeth, including front teeth, a dental bridge can help restore the look and function of your teeth. There are four main types of bridges, like Traditional fixed bridge is the most common one. The traditional bridge has two or more crowns and a filler tooth or teeth that are all connected.

Another example of indirect restorative dental material is a crown. A crown is basically a cap for a damaged tooth. It can be made from a variety of materials, including metals and ceramics.

Another indirect restorative dental material is dental implants. Today, they are considered the standard of care for prosthetic replacement of missing teeth in dentistry. Having a dental implant fused to the jawbone is the closest thing to mimicking a natural tooth because it stands on its own without affecting the nearby teeth and has great stability.

Another indirect restorative dental material is dentures. A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available, they are complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

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