A bridge is a method to fill a space created by missing teeth. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that is cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support. A bridge replaces the missing teeth, both functionally and cosmetically.
Bridgework is as much an art as it is an exact science. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and esthetics. While bridges have been a great option for many years they are largely being replaced with dental implants.