A dental bridge is one way of replacing a missing tooth. A dental bridge is cemented onto the teeth on either side of the missing tooth.
A dental lab fabricates a dental bridge from an impression taken by your dentist. The teeth on either side of the missing teeth must be made smaller before the impression is taken. When the dental bridge is cemented in place the normal shape and size of the teeth is preserved.
The dental bridge must be kept meticulously clean around the margins that attach to natural tooth and must be cleaned underneath in the area of the missing tooth.
A dental bridge can be a very effective and cost efficient way of replacing a missing tooth.