What Is A Dental Bridge?


A bridge is a functional way to close the gap between one point and another. A dental bridge serves much the same purpose in your mouth: it literally “bridges” the gap created by one or more missing teeth. 

This is important because missing teeth can cause surrounding teeth to shift, which may change your bite or make your jaw sore. Shifting teeth create new places for dental plaque to hide, increasing your chances of needing a tooth filling or gum disease treatment.

How Does It Work?


Unlike removable devices such as dentures, dental bridge work is cemented onto natural teeth or dental implants on either side of a missing tooth. These anchor teeth are called abutments. The replacement tooth — called a pontic — is attached to a dental crown on each abutment. There are three main types of dental bridges:

Traditional Bridge

The Traditional Bridge is the most common type of bridge and is made of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal

Cantilever Bridge

This bridge supports the replacement tooth from just one side. It is most often used when abutment teeth are located on only one side of the missing tooth or in areas of the mouth that are under less stress

Maryland Bonded Bridge

Also known as a resin-bonded bridge, this type is generally only used in the front of the mouth where the biting force is less strong. It consists of a false tooth fused to metal bands and bonded to abutment teeth with resin

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