A bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace, or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth. It is made by creating a crown for each tooth on both sides of the space and placing a false tooth between the crowns.
Bridges are usually made of a metal base. If the bridge is going to be visible from the outside a porcelain veneer can be bonded onto the base so that it matches the teeth it sits next to. Alternatively the bridge can be a fully ceramic construction to provide you with a perfectly matching natural looking replacement tooth.
With bridges and crowns there are a variety of solutions to choose from and it is important to remember that bridges can only be used if you have enough strong teeth and good bone support surrounding the area of the bridge.
For more heavily compromised teeth, a traditional treatment has been a crown restoration, which can take several separate appointments. Using the CEREC method, crown restoration is completed in a single appointment. No impressions, no temporary crowns – no need for a second injection.