Dental Bridge Bellingham WA

What is a Bridge?

There are several options when working with missing teeth:

  1. Leaving it alone is an option, although the teeth may tip.
  2. Partial Denture
  3. Bridge
  4. Implants

A bridge is a prosthesis (replacement part) that relies on support from healthy teeth surrounding the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. The artificial replacement tooth is called a “pontic” after the French “pont” for bridge. The healthy adjacent teeth, called abutments, provide support on either side.