Bridges like implants are another way to replace one or more missing teeth.  This improves your appearance and your ability to eat well. They also help keep the workings of the mouth and its structures healthy.

What is a bridge?  Its false tooth (pontic) anchored in place by neighboring teeth (abutment teeth) that consist of crowns anchoring the pontic. Several abutments may be used to hold missing teeth.

 

Abutment teeth must be reshaped for the crowns to fit into place properly.  While the lab makes the custom bridge, a temporary one is worn to protect the prepared teeth and permit function.