What's a Bridge?

A dental bridge is used to bridge the gap between two healthy teeth where one or more teeth are missing.  In most cases, a dental crown is placed on the teeth on each side of the gap to support the bridge in between them. These teeth are known as anchor teeth or abutment teeth. The bridge essentially creates a false tooth, known as a pontic. The bridge is cemented into place permanently.

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