When someone has lost one or more teeth, a dental bridge is one replacement alternative. A bridge consists of a fixed restoration (prosthesis) that is anchored to the neighbouring teeth.
Bridges consist of two parts: the pontic and the abutment. The pontic is essentially the “dummy tooth,” the central portion that replaces the missing tooth. The abutment teeth are on either side of the gap and are used to anchor the bridge.
A bridge can also be installed on implants (see the Implant section).
Bridge benefits:
–    Aesthetics: bridges blend in discreetly with the rest of the dentition
–    Strength and durability
–    Bridges are cemented prostheses that look natural and offer optimized comfort
–    Bridges are easy to maintain