Dental Bridges

Bridges used in dentistry physically close or (bridge) a gap created by one or more missing teeth and are supported by natural teeth or implants. A dental bridge consists of two or more crowns or (caps) called abutments that anchor teeth on both sides of a gap created by a missing tooth. The false tooth or (pontic) is connected to the abutment crowns. Bridges are made from materials that are gold, zirconia, porcelain, alloys or a combination of these strong materials. 

Advantages of bridges:

  • Smile restoration
  • Placement is fixed in place on natural teeth or implants
  • Generally less cost than implants
  • Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
  • Distribute the forces in the bite by properly replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
  • Esthetic improvement


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Dental bridges generally last 5 – 15 years with good oral hygiene and regular checkups.