Often made from porcelain, although also available in gold and alloys, a false tooth—called a Pontic—is made and placed to bridge the gap. The false tooth is supported by either a single crown to the adjacent tooth or two crowns—for the teeth on each side of the gap. The supporting crowns are known as abutment teeth.
There are four main bridging types that are commonly used: traditional bridges, Cantilever, Maryland, and Implant-supported. Your dental professional will discuss the most suitable options with you and explain how they work.
As well as restoring your smile and maintaining your natural face shape, bridging can reinstate the ability to chew and speak properly. Bridging evenly balances the forces in your bite and helps to prevent other teeth from moving.Back to General Dentistry
“I cannot fault the service offered by Adam and the team at Dental22! Brilliant advice and friendly professionalism the w...”
“I have just completed my Invisalign treatment and I can’t believe the results and in 9months! Before I never used to s...”
“I had my teeth straightened 3 years ago by Adam and his team and I've been living my best life since. As you can see by...”
“I wanted my teeth straightened, Adam Walker provided various options and we chose the best treatment plan for me. That j...”
“I would like to say a big thank you to Adam and the dental 22 team, who couldn’t of been more helpful and friendly whi...”
“I would defo recommend dn22 the staff is so friendly and welcoming. thank you to jack hensall for the work he has done g...”
“Absolutely brilliant dental practice. First time there today and I have to say they were all so welcoming and helpful. C...”
“Highly recommend- amazing dedicated and caring professionals”