In a dental bridge, the false tooth is known as a pontic.
In a fixed bridge, the pontic is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. The two crowns holding it in place are attached onto your teeth on each side of the false tooth. This procedure can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures.
In an adhesive bridge, the pontic is held in placed by one or two wings attached to your teeth to the side of the false tooth. Adhesive bridge is not removable
- Restore your smile
- Restore your ability to chew and speak properly
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position