The dental bridge is a type of dental treatment used when a patient is missing one or more teeth. Bridge is formed by two crowns that rely on pre-existing teeth and one or more artificial teeth that are placed to fill the empty space. The pillars of a bridge can be made of the existing teeth, or from implants, or from a combination of both. Not only that they preserve the appearance of the teeth, but the bridges also prevent the gingival withdrawal: in fact, when there is an empty space, it usually has a gradual loss of bone that may prevent later placement of a bridge. There are obviously different types of bridges, from the metal-ceramic (less aesthetically pleasing) to zircon ones which have better properties in terms of having both the natural color and natural function of the tooth.
When the procedure is properly performed, a bridge has a long-term stability and durability.