A dental bridge is a common solution for filling gaps caused by one or more missing teeth. The bridge features one or more artificial teeth, known as pontics, which are anchored in place by crowns on either side. The bridge is then cemented securely in the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. However, for a dental bridge to be installed, you must have healthy teeth adjacent to the missing ones.
A dental bridge usually consists of two main components:
Together, the abutments and pontic form a dental bridge that can restore your smile and improve your ability to chew and speak properly.
There are four primary types of dental bridges available: