What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a replacement for missing teeth. Your dentist can offer a number of different bridge options, including a conventional bridge or a fixed bridge, consisting of a false tooth or teeth attached to crowns. The teeth on either side are prepared so that they become abutments (like those that are inserted for dental implants), easing the process of inserting and fusing the bridge to the teeth adjacent to the gap.
Another type of bridge is an adhesive bridge, although it does not offer the stability of a fixed bridge, as it consists simply of a false tooth bonded by wings to the adjacent teeth.
A cantilever bridge is similar to the fixed bridge, but with just one crown attached to the neighbouring teeth as opposed to two.