A bridge is a dental appliance that is made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of any of these materials. The appliance is bonded on surrounding teeth and is often used to replace missing teeth. A bridge can help maintain the shape of your face when you are missing teeth and can help your mouth get rid of the stress that can be put on your bite because of missing teeth.
The artificial teeth that are used to replace your teeth will bridge the gap where you are missing teeth. There are many factors that can determine whether or not a bridge is going to be successful. Some of them are, the other teeth, gums or even bone that is attached.
Keeping your remaining teeth, your gums and your jaw healthy and strong will increase your chances of the success of a bridge.