Dental bridges act as a bridge to connect gaps usually caused by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are used to restore your smile and your ability to speak and chew properly by replacing the empty gap with an artificial tooth. They are also used to prevent teeth from moving out of position.
A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth – and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
With good dental hygiene bridges can last up to 15 years.