What Is A Bridge?

 

A bridge is an appliance permanently fixed in the mouth to replace missing teeth. It uses the remaining teeth to support the new artificial tooth or teeth in some cases.

A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap - these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth - and  a false tooth/teeth rigidly attached in between. These false teeth are called pontics. The bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials.

 

An enamel-bonded bridge uses a metal or porcelain framework to which the artificial teeth are attached, and then resin bonded to the supporting teeth.