Dental bridges are comprised of pontics. These are the prosthetic teeth that look real. They’re used to fill unsightly gaps where teeth have been lost or extracted and to help prevent bone loss. Your dental bridge may consist of one or more pontics, depending upon your needs.
Your dental professional will take impressions of your teeth that will be used to create your dental bridge. Usually, several visits to the dentist are required to complete this procedure.
If your bridge is anchored by adjacent teeth, your dentist will shape and file them so the bridge fits snugly on top. If dental implants are required, your dentist will implant a titanium post in the empty space and allow it time to bond with your jawbone. Afterward, an abutment will be placed on the post to hold the pontic.