Dental Bridges

A Dental Bridge is a fixed dental restoration designed to permanently bridge the gap caused by missing teeth. Fixed dental restorations are designed to be irremovable, unlike other dental prosthetics such as dentures, and are designed to last a lifetime of regular use. A bridge is made up of crowns which are fixed to the teeth on either side of the gap. These crowns–called abutments– act as anchors which hold the bridge in place and are attached to the false tooth in the middle. This false tooth is called a Pontic and is the part of the bridge that actually replaces the form and function of a missing regular tooth. Bridges are typically held in place by original, healthy teeth to provide the best support possible, but implants can also provide a viable abutment point.