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 too/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and both can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
Dr. James L. Johnson