A bridge is a fixed replacement for a missing tooth or teeth. Some bridges have metal wings which are attached to the back of adjacent teeth and in others, the adjacent teeth require crowning.
A bridge can be made of:
• porcelain bonded to metal alloys, which may contain gold, silver, nickel, chromium and titanium
• metal alloys containing cobalt chromium, titanium, aluminium and vanadium
• acrylic (plastic) for temporary bridges
Bridges may also be made of other non-metallic materials. Your dentist will always assess and discuss the best options for your treatment needs.