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A bridge replaces one or more teeth.
To put in a bridge, the dentist will prepare and shape the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth. The bridge consists of the replacement tooth and two crowns (caps) on each side. The crowns will fit over the prepared teeth to support the replacement tooth.
Last Revised: January 24, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
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