What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges utilize artificial teeth called pontics cemented to, or otherwise attached to natural teeth or implant replacements to replace one or more missing teeth. This procedure uses existing teeth or dental implants on either side to support the pontic between them, like the two ends of a suspension bridge. 

Common CDT Codes for Bridges:

  • [6240] Pontic - porcelain fused to high noble metal 
  • [6750] Retainer Crown - porcelain fused to high noble metal 

Sources:

1. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/bridges

2. https://www.ndhaonline.org/articles/general/category/46923


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