Wednesday, 24 October 2012

What is a Dental Bridge?

A Dental Bridge is also known as a "Fixed Partial Denture" and bridges a gap between the abutment teeth either side of the gap. The false tooth that spans the gap is called a pontic and is fused between two dental porcelain crowns to form a dental bridge. You can use this procedure to replace one or more missing teeth or you can consider the use of a dental implant which is another method of replacing missing teeth.

1 comment:

  1. One side advantage of dental bridges is that there are no longer gaps between the teeth replaced by the bridge. You don't need to floss there, and you don't need to worry about any food getting trapped there. Implants stand alone, unless they are dentures.

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