If you are missing teeth, there is a good chance you can benefit from dental bridges. Dental bridges are exactly as they sound: they bridge the space created by a lost tooth. The bridge is comprised of different metals ranging from gold to silver and porcelain. Three crowns are used: two that function as abutments to the adjacent teeth near the gap along with a middle crown that functions as a pontic (meaning false tooth). If you don't have healthy teeth near the gap, dental implants can be added. Once the dental bridge is in place, it is fixed, meaning the crown is permanently connected on the adjacent teeth or an implant.