A bridge is used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. 

A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials, and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.

The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it's very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.