What is a Dental Bridge?
Dental bridges are quite literally a bridge that is created to fill a gap that has occurred by one or more teeth missing from a patient.
A bridge is generally made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. The two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and a false tooth (or teeth) known as a “pontic” is placed in between. These false teeth can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
The immediate and most noticeable benefits that a Bridge can provide are:
What Types of Dental Bridges Are Available?
There are three main types of dental bridges: