Crowns & Bridges
What are they: Bridges are tooth replacements that are attached to adjoining natural teeth. Fixed bridges and bonded bridges are the two most common kinds.
Who is a candidate: Bridges work best for people who have only a few missing teeth. Both fixed and bonded bridges require that the adjoining teeth be healthy and have adequate gum and root support.
Visits: Usually two or three
Fixed Bridge: Artificial teeth are set between crowns placed over adjoining natural teeth. Natural teeth are shaped to receive crowns and form the bridge.
Bonded Bridge: One or more artificial teeth are fastened to metal wings. The metal wings are bonded to the adjoining anchor teeth, forming a bridge.