Single or multiple missing teeth can adversely affect the appearance and functionality of your natural smile. A dental bridge is constructed of two crowns one on each tooth on either side of the gap (these two teeth are called anchoring or abutment teeth)and a false tooth (or multiple teeth) in between, however, bridges can also be attached to dental implants, which do not rely on natural teeth for support. The false teeth in a dental bridge are called pontics and can be constructed from gold, porcelain, metal alloys, or a combination of these different materials.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. If a resin-bonded bridge is used, it generally requires less preparation of nearby teeth. A dental bridge is often used to replace missing front teeth, provided that the gums are in healthy shape and the surrounding teeth do not have existing extensive dental fillings.
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