Dental Bridges, also called fixed partial dentures, are a popular type of non-removable prosthetic dental appliances used in the treatment of missing teeth. Dental bridges are so called because they literally bridge the gap between two teeth.
Typically, a bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth held in place by two dental crowns on either side. A bridge is placed by the dentist such as that the dental crown, or abutments, are secured to the natural teeth on either side of gap while the artificial teeth, or the pontics, fill in the space.
Dental Bridges serve the aesthetic purpose of allowing you to show off your beautiful smile with the fear or shame of imperfect smile. The dental bridges are a common, low-risk, affordable and time-tested treatment.
Dental bridges can be made out of a variety of different materials such as gold, silver amalgam, or other metal alloys, but for aesthetic considerations, bridges made from all porcelain or porcelain fused to metal are the most commonly used. Dental bridges are also made from a newer, advanced type of dental ceramic, Zirconia.