Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These two 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.

The materials used for the bridges include gold, porcelain fused to metal, or porcelain alone. A bridge is made by a dental technician in a dental laboratory. Your dentist will take time to explain the different types of bridges that are suitable for you, enabling you to make an informed decision when deciding which type to choose.