A dental bridge works by preparing the healthy teeth on either side of a missing tooth area for crowns. Rather than the crowns being separate and distinct units, a dental bridge suspends a fake or “pontic” tooth in between these two new crowns to “span” the gap much like a roadway on 2 pylons over a gorge or river. The bridge is made by a technician in a dental laboratory as one solid piece of metal, ceramic, or a combination of the two. Great Smiles can also provide in-office lab crowns.
TYPES OF DENTAL BRIDGES
There are a few different types of dental bridges, each one designed for a specific purpose. These include:
Traditional Dental Bridge
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