Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap -- these two or more 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.
Benefits of Bridges
They can restore your smile
They can restore the ability to properly chew and speak
They maintain the shape of your face
They distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
They prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position