A dental bridge is used to bridge the gap between two healthy teeth where one or more teeth are missing.
In most cases, a dental crown is placed on the healthy teeth on each side of the gap to support the bridge in between them.
These teeth are known as anchor teeth or abutment teeth.
The bridge essentially creates a false tooth, known as a pontic.
The pontic may be constructed from various materials such as gold, alloys, porcelain or a mixture of these materials.
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