Dental Bridges are a unique dental restoration. They are attached to the teeth that surround the missing tooth, or teeth. These anchor teeth are called abutments and they are shaped in order for the dental bridge to fit into the space created. The pontic is the part of the dental bridge that replaces the missing tooth or teeth. At Pure Smiles, we primarily use full porcelain dental bridges, but in some cases, a dental bridge can be made from gold, metal alloys, or a combination of porcelain and metal.
Similar to the Dental Crown procedure, we will take a detailed impression and send it to our dental lab where it is created. A Dental Bridge is an important dental restoration because not only does it restore the function of your teeth, it also prevents the teeth surrounding the missing teeth from drifting out of position.