At MALO DENTAL SINGAPORE, we usually recommend Dental Implants as our preferred replacement for their missing teeth. Sometimes this is not possible due to multiple factors eg: pre-existing medical conditions and availability of bone.
Dental Bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of usually two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth. The false tooth/teeth in between can be made from gold, alloy, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and are referred to as “pontics”. Dental bridges can be supported by natural teeth. At MALO DENTAL, we do not routinely place bridges on a natural tooth and an implant at the same time.