Re: Can a tooth be removed from a bridge
I don't think so - most bridges are fused with metal underneath- it would require a lot of filing and then you run the risk of fracturing the bridge during the filing. Even if they were able to file the bridge in a way to remove the one pontic and natural tooth that needs to be extracted - then what would replace it? Also, filing the one pontic off will expose the metal underneath - I don't think you will be that pleased with how it will look.
A good prosthodontist may be able to remove the entire bridge without fracturing it with the right tools and then recement it on with temp cement so you can go have the natural tooth extracted - but without an anchor tooth - a tooth at the end of the bridge, its not going to be very stabile or durable. You may need to have a new bridge made using the next adjacent natural tooth as an anchor or have an implant done in the spot where you are losing the natural tooth but whether the same or exisitng bridge could be used is "iffy".