Dental Bridges

What are dental bridges?

Created from alloys, gold, porcelain or a combination of materials according to choice, dental bridges or pontics are the false teeth that are supported by the natural teeth or the abutment teeth or the anchoring teeth on either side of the missing teeth or the gap.

What are the different types of dental bridges that are used?

There are three types of bridges that are used such as the Maryland bonded bridges or resin bonded bridges which are plastic teeth and gums held together by a metal framework with metal wings on either side that can be bonded to the natural teeth. Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent or adjoining teeth on one side only of the missing teeth or tooth. Traditional bridges are made usually from porcelain or ceramic fused with metal with crowns that are created for the implant or the tooth with the bridge in between.

Dental Bridges

People or patients who have missing teeth are the candidates for dental bridges as missing teeth result in the adjoining or the neighbouring teeth to move out of position. Bridges are recommended as gaps caused by the missing teeth will result in a bad bite with the imbalance resulting in gum disease, tooth decay and temporomandibular joint or TMJ disorders.