Bridges are a means of replacing missing teeth.
They can only be used if
other healthy teeth or roots are present to support them.
The teeth or roots
on either side of the space in the mouth act like the main supports of a
Bonded onto them are the artificial replacements for the
missing teeth thus' bridging' the gap.
Bridges are made from either gold, or
an alloy base for strength which can be overlaid with porcelain for