A dental bridge is a restorative treatment that works by filling in the gaps and replacing one or more missing teeth. The pontic or false tooth lies in the centre, while two abutments are present on either end. These attach to abutment teeth (supporting teeth) in the oral cavity and prevent dislodgement of the dental bridge.

A tooth bridge looks like a row of teeth that fills in gaps left by one or more missing teeth. It consists of two crowns on either end of the bridge and false teeth (called pontics) in the centre.

A dental bridge should fit close to the gum line. There should not be any space between your bridge and the gums, as this acts as a reservoir for collecting food particles and bacteria, which are difficult to remove. Ensuring the correct fit will prevent you from developing gum disease.