If you are missing a tooth but have a healthy tooth or dental implant on either side, a bridge is a great option. Bridges are custom, lab-made crowns that are splinted together and cemented over natural teeth or screwed down into implants. These splinted crowns “bridge” the gap areas where teeth are missing. (Pontic teeth replace the missing teeth areas.)
Bridges are never taken out: They function with the same chewing force as natural teeth, so you can eat everything you are used to. They look and feel like natural teeth.