Building the Bridge
Like other bridges, a dental bridge has a few necessary parts required to effectively cover the gap. In any case, the building of your dental bridge will depend on a wide number of factors, such as the health of your neighboring teeth and the number of replacement teeth needed. However, all dental bridges will have two essential components such as:
Abutments are the dental crowns located on each side of the bridge used to anchor the bridge. It's vital for these abutments to be on healthy teeth because the success of the bridge weighs heavily on these teeth. Dental bridges can also be anchored with dental implants.
Pontics are the replacement teeth or tooth that fills the gap left by the missing tooth. Bridges can be made up of two or three pontics. These teeth are carefully crafted by our lab technicians and are essentially indistinguishable from your natural teeth.