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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants
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.
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.
Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University