Removable Dental Bridges
Dental bridges 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. The two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and have false tooth or teeth in between. The false teeth are called “pontics” and are usually made from either gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or tooth implants.
Dental bridges are used to restore your smile, restore proper speech, aid in chewing, and to prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Where a Dental Bridge is a more permanent solution, removable dental bridges are designed to be removable. Removable dental bridges are less expensive and are easier to clean since you can take them out. Removable bridges are commonly called dentures. The common belief is that dentures are a complete set of teeth, but in many instances, they can be in the form of a removable bridge that fills gaps left by missing teeth. Removable dental bridges (unlike full dentures) are held in place by other existing teeth and don’t require the use of daily adhesives and won’t slide or cause eating or speech problems.