what is a pontif

what is a pontif is it like a bridge that attaches to a tooth

Answer: Dental Pontic

By Sarah h

A dental bridge is made from numerous materials such a noble metal, high noble metal, zirconia, porcelain, and gold to name a few. There are usually a minimum of 3 components. Two abutments, or anchor teeth and a minimum of one pontic. The pontic replaces the missing tooth or teeth. It is fused to the two or more abutment teeth. The pontic is a solid component made up of the same materials as the rest of the bridge. Once the bridge is fitted, it is permanently cemented onto the teeth.