A bridge replaces a missing tooth by bridging the gap between teeth. A bridge is made up of crowns on either side of the gap with an artificial tooth connected in between. Bridges can be supported by natural teeth or implants. A bridge will be securely cemented to the teeth, restoring the attractive natural appearance and functionality of the tooth that was lost. Bridges can also restore your ability to properly chew and speak, maintain the shape of your face, create a more even bite, and prevent other teeth from drifting out of the correct position.