Traditional fixed bridges are made of two parts: the central portion where the replacement tooth or teeth are located, the pontic, and the two abutments that are on each side of the gap the bridge must fill. Crowns will be fused to teeth serving as abutments, which will anchor the bridge firmly in place.
A traditional bridge presents many advantages for patients:
- An aesthetically pleasing look that blends with natural teeth
- Because it is cemented, the bridge is firmly held in place
- Comfortable for patients
- When well maintained, a bridge can last many years