Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. The teeth adjacent to the gap are used as structures to anchor the bridge. The anchoring teeth, or abutment teeth, are attached to the artificial teeth that fill the gap created by one or multiple teeth. A dental bridge is fixed and cannot be removed. There are several types of bridges, yet the most commonly used bridge is the “traditional bridge.” The traditional bridge is generally made of porcelain fused to metal.
Like any other restoration process, the dental bridge may wear. Because the dental bridge is a permanent fixture, it is possible that in the future, it needs to be re-cemented.