A bridge is an artificial tooth which is bonded to either the surrounding teeth or dental implants to “bridge” any gaps in your smile, and these are made of metal or porcelain. Like crowns, these are most frequently created outside the mouth, for optimum fit, and bridges are made to look just like your natural teeth. One disadvantage of a bridge is the teeth on either side of the bridge must be reduced slightly to accommodate the bridge, which we accomplish with the utmost care and consideration. We will likely suggest a bridge for patients who are missing one or more teeth.