WHAT IS A BRIDGE?
A bridge is an appliance permanently fixed in the mouth to replace missing teeth
It uses remaining teeth to support the new artificial tooth or teeth
A bridge is made up of:
- two Crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap – called abutment teeth
- and a replacement tooth in between called a pontic
The bridge can be made from composite, gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials