Bridges

by Dr. James Springer 27. July 2013 12:17

Bridges are a fixed structure that is commonly cemented to the natural teeth next to the space left by the missing tooth.  A false tooth ( called a pontic) replaces the lost tooth. The pontic is atted to the crowns (restorations that cover a tooth).  Crowns, which are cemented onto the natural teeth, provide support for the bridge.
 
Trivia:

  • The first nylon bristled toothbrush with a plastic handle was invented in 1938.
  • The first American to get a patent for a toothbrush was H.N. Wadsworth.

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