Metal Ceramic Restorations


Pontic refers to a replacement artificial tooth or teeth that are mounted on a fixed or removal dental appliance. One of the main components of a dental bridge the pontic is attached to two surrounding abutments (dental crowns) to create a seamless impression of a complete set of healthy teeth. Pontics are used in both partial and complete dentures.

There are four main types of pontic: a fixed bridge in which the pontic is held between healthy teeth on both sides and can only be removed by a dental specialist a partial denture in which the pontic is held by clasps that attach to nearby teeth and is able to be removed for daily cleaning complete dentures or a set of false teeth and dental implants which are a small metal post placed into one’s jawbone in order to support either a fixed bridge or complete dentures.

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