A bridge is similar to a crown in the material and how its prepared and placed. The main difference from a crown is that a bridge is used to help replace missing teeth. A bridge is a replacement tooth or teeth that fill the space where one or more teeth are missing. The bridge restores your bite and helps keep the natural shape of your face. A bridge is usually made from two crowns that hold on to a “dummy” tooth in the middle. This “dummy” tooth sits right on top of the gums to appear as natural as possible. Often a bridge is an alternative treatment for implants.
Teeth next to the space are prepared for placement of the bridge.
The custom-made bridge is placed over the prepared teeth.
The bridge is cemented into place.