Dental bridges are a type of dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are typically made up of two or more crowns, which are placed over the existing teeth on either side of the gap, and a false tooth, called a pontic, which is attached to the crowns and fills in the gap left by the missing tooth.
There are several types of dental bridges, including traditional bridges, which are made of porcelain fused to metal or ceramic, and resin-bonded bridges, which use metal or porcelain wings bonded to the adjacent teeth to support the pontic. The type of bridge used will depend on the location of the missing teeth, the condition of the remaining teeth, and the patient's overall oral health.
Dental bridges are often recommended for patients who are missing one or more teeth and who have healthy teeth on either side of the gap. They can help to restore the patient's ability to chew and speak properly, improve their appearance, and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of place. However, dental bridges require proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups to ensure their long-term success.