It is very important to replace missing teeth. Missing teeth can lead to surrounding teeth moving, which in turn can lead to gum disease and cavities. Also, most people do not like to see their smile interrupted by a large gap. A bridge is one way to fill the space of a missing tooth.
As the name suggests, the dental bridge is a prosthesis that replaces a lost tooth or fills a gap by utilizing the remaining adjacent teeth as abutment or support. The supporting structure will be prepared and reduced on all surfaces so that a crown can be constructed and be used to support the bridgework.