A Cantilever, or Cantilever bridge, is a special type of dental bridge that features abutment teeth on only a single side of the edentulous gap. In traditional dental bridges, the pontic (the unanchored artificial tooth) is in the center of two anchors. These anchors are often dental implants, especially for patients who are looking for a permanent solution. In a Cantilever dental bridge, however, the pontic is located on the outside of an anchor tooth, also called the abutment tooth. A dental professional may choose a Cantilever bridge when preparing a traditional bridge with abutment teeth on both sides would not be aesthetically appropriate for the patient, usually due to the location of the bridge. Or, a Cantilever dental bridge might be selected if one of the would-be anchor teeth of a traditional bridge is supporting another dental prosthesis that is unable to be replaced.