A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that is held in place by being attaching itself to the teeth next to it, resembling a bridge. Dental bridges are used to fill the space where a tooth has been removed or has fallen out. Dental bridges will preserve your existing teeth by preventing them from shifting by filling the space left behind by a missing tooth.
Dental bridges usually requires two or more visits. The two anchoring teeth need to be prepared by removing a portion of the enamel. A mold is then made so the bridge fits in between the teeth. A temporary dental bridge may also be made to fill the space open until your permanent bridge can be made.
Dental bridges cannot be used in every situation. Talk to your dentists to find out if dental bridges are for you.