A bridge is usually referred to as a “fixed” bridge. It is a “fixed” bridge because it is not removable from the mouth. A bridge is used to replace missing teeth and is supported by teeth located next to the space. Bridge holding teeth are called “abutments”. The bridge holding teeth are shaped to receive crowns, which are attached to replace the missing teeth.
Example Case #1: Lower arch Fixed Bridge to replace missing tooth
Example Case #2: Upper front teeth bridge to replace missing tooth in patient’s smile.
Drs. Nilay & Radhika Shah will consider the look and function of the bridge when choosing the material most suitable for you.
Some factors that are taken into consideration are:
Porcelain crowns with NO METAL. All ceramic crowns have a porcelain core, which facilitates a highly esthetic match.
Tooth colored porcelain with underlying metal support
* All photos on this page are of Dr. Shah’s actual patients.