Dental Bridge FAQs

What is a dental bridge? A bridge is a dental appliance that replaces one or more natural missing teeth, thereby "bridging" the space between two teeth. Fixed bridges are cemented into place next to the "abutment" teeth--the surrounding teeth on either side of the space, or "span." Unlike removable partial dentures, bridges are not removable. A bridge is a device that typically consists of three units--a false tooth fused between two crowns that are cemented onto the abutment teeth. Who should get a bridge? [...]