Literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
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What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
•Restore your smile
•Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
•Maintain the shape of your face
•Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
•Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.