This is one of the methods to replace single or multiple missing teeth with a fixed replacement where indicated.

Bridges need support of healthy teeth adjacent to the gap. The supporting teeth receive crowns (retainers) and the tooth which replaces the gap is connected to these crowns. It lies suspended in the area of the missing tooth slightly touching the gums. The retainers are cemented onto the supporting teeth. It is highly important to maintain the health of these supporting teeth for longevity of the bridge. Special floss or brushes may be needed to help clean underneath a bridge.