What is a bridge?
A bridge is a Pontic, also called a false tooth or teeth, which is installed to “bridge”, a gap between teeth. The Pontic is secured between crowns installed on the teeth on either side of the gap. Common materials for bridge and crown construction include porcelain, gold, alloys or combinations of these materials. There are three kinds of bridges. Traditional bridges have crown anchors on two sides of a gap. Cantilever bridges only have an anchor on one side. Maryland bonded bridges consist of plastic teeth and gums and are supported by a metal framework.