A dental bridge is non-removable appliance that is fixed to existing teeth, in order to replace other missing teeth. Your dentist will describe several types of bridges and advice you on the best option for your particular case.
The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It should be noted that traditional bridges require putting crowns over healthy teeth. An often preferred alternative to dental bridges, is implants.
Dental bridges are permanent fixtures and are highly durable. They should only need replacement after many years have passed, or need to be re-cemented, due to normal wear.