Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of an artificial tooth made of porcelain, anchored to the teeth either side of the space. The whole bridge is often made of a combination of porcelain and metal alloy. The metal alloy is used for its strength, hardness and durability. The porcelain is strong and is designed to match the shade, shape and size of your natural teeth so it blends in, looking real.
The fabrication of a bridge requires two appointments. On the first appointment the teeth either side of the gap are prepared and an impression is taken. This impression goes to the laboratory where the bridge is made. On the second appointment the bridge is inserted and bonded in place with a strong bonding agent.
There are a variety of different bridging options available, your dentist will decide which bridge is appropriate to fill the gap depending on how many teeth are involved and the condition of the teeth.