What is a cantilever bridge?

A cantilever bridge is a type of dental bridge which only contains one abutment and crown, and one pontic in the toothless gap. This is shown in the image on the left. The artificial teeth that fill the space of the missing ones are called pontics. The abutment is the tooth on the edge which supports the bridge. To comfortably fit the bridge in the mouth, the enamel must be removed on the abutments.

 

 

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