What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is recommended to patients when teeth are missing or if a gap is present. Gaps must be filled as they affect adjacent teeth causing them to loosen. A dental bridge most commonly consists of prosthetic teeth; these are referred to as pontics. Pontics are held in place by two abutments (dental crowns). The abutments use the teeth that surround the gap as an anchor to ensure prosthetic teeth are comfortably in place. The result is a beautiful, restored and functioning smile.