A dental bridge is a false tooth, known as a potic, which is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. There two crowns holding it in place that is attached onto your teeth on each side of the false tooth. This is known as a fixed bridge. This procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures.
Crowns and Bridges
Teeth that are badly weakened by decay or trauma may require more treatment than basic fillings. Chipped, cracked, weakened, or decaying teeth can be strengthened with crowns, which cover (cap) the entire tooth. Fixed bridges are also a popular choice for patients with missing teeth because they are the same size, shape, and color as natural teeth. Now made with porcelain or other tooth colored resin, crowns or bridges can be as pleasing aesthetically as they are functionally.