In the unfortunate event that you lose a tooth or never had it to start with, there are options for replacement. Bridges are a great way to permanently restore your smile without having to remove and replace your denture every time.
A bridge literally spans between other teeth to replace a missing tooth. The crown component sits neatly on the gum like a real to siting on at least another tooth, from which it gains its support.
Just like a crown, a bridge can be all metal, acrylic, porcelain-fused-to-metal or all-ceramic.
A major disadvantage of the bridge is that it involves the preparation of the adjacent teeth that were probably unaffected originally. For this reason, an implant is better. However, a bridge is still an excellent choice as it often lasts for decades.