DR ARMEN TARANYAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR ARMEN TARANYAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Close-up of the mouth of a 45 year old man whose upper jaw is being prepared for the creation and implantation of a new dental bridge to replace an older one. The bridge will replace the missing incisors and canines. The premolars are being filed down and shaped to accommodate the new bridge. Crowns, bridges and dentures are prosthetic teeth fitted to replace missing teeth, or teeth too damaged to be repaired. For this patient with a new ceramic bridge, see image C037/3017.
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