What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is false teeth that connect two natural, rooted teeth across a gap. Dentists can preserve a patient’s bite following a tooth extraction using a bridge. They must be inserted before bone loss sets in.
To replace a lost adult tooth, dentists attach a bridge composed of two crowns and a false tooth, known as a pontic, that are all fused together. The two crowns will be set on the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth and function as an anchor for the false tooth. The procedure generally takes place over two visits and is relatively simple and pain-free.
If you are missing more than one adjacent tooth, your dentist can’t repair your teeth with a bridge. You may need to opt for a removable bridge or dentures.