A bridge may be used to replace a single tooth. A bridge consists of both a false tooth, called a pontic, and the anchors (abutment crowns) that support the pontic. The entire structure spans the space vacated by the missing tooth. Neighboring tooth structure is removed shaping them to receive an anchor crown. An impression is then taken and sent to a dental lab where they fabricate the bridge. The structure part of the bridge is created with a strong metal alloy that can handle the anticipated stresses. Tooth-like porcelain is then fused to the structure. Once the bridge is tested for a correct fit, the anchor crowns are cemented to the neighboring teeth.
Mini Dental Implants
Compared to traditional dental implants mini dental implants procedure is less involved.
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Multiple Tooth Implants
Multiple tooth implants has more benefits compared to traditional removable partial dentures and fixed bridges.
Single Tooth Implant
The procedure of replacing a single tooth with a dental implant and crown is called as single tooth dental implant.