A bridge is an artificial tooth (or teeth) fixed to natural teeth on one or both sides of a gap. Some bridges have crowns at each end that fit over the natural teeth; others are fixed to the surface of the teeth next to the space.
Each bridge is carefully hand crafted by a skilled technician to emulate the natural teeth as closely as possible. A bridge may take the place of one or more missing teeth and the results can be excellent with good function and aesthetic results. With careful maintenance a well-made bridge can last many years.