Crowns Bridges Bridge
All abutment teeth (teeth supporting the bridge) are prepared like a dental crown. This means all of the enamel and any additional tooth structure is removed to create a clear path to the other tooth. After the teeth are shaped, impressions are made and sent to a dental laboratory. This is where your custom dental bridge is created.
A dental bridge is a fixed (permanent) restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth in your mouth. Dental bridges mimic the look, shape, and function of natural teeth. They are also custom-made for every patient.
These bridges have one fake tooth, also called a pontic, that a dental crown holds in place on each side. During a traditional dental bridge procedure, your dentist will shape and file the two teeth next to the fake tooth.