A pontic is an artificial tooth used in a bridge to replace a missing tooth. It is the suspended part of a fixed bridge, stuck to adjacent teeth, called abutment teeth that hold the bridge together. A pontic therefore replaces a lost natural tooth by restoring its function and aesthetic.


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