A bridge is made up of two crowns, and is designed to “bridge” the gap created by one or more missing teeth. The teeth on either side of the hole (abutment teeth) serve as anchors for the bridge. The false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.
Depending on your dental needs, North East Dental Arts may recommend either a fixed or removable bridge. As the names may imply, a fixed bridge becomes a permanent “fixture” in your mouth, whereas a removable bridge can be removed for cleaning.