A bridge is a specialized dental appliance that is essentially two caps, joined by one or more false teeth that are set on the teeth framing a gap in between your teeth. Bridges are used when one or two teeth have been lost on one side of the mouth and functionality and appearance has been compromised.
Bridges allow you to eat without damaging existing teeth or gums as might be the case when the gap is left unprotected. This appliance supports your existing teeth and helps them maintain their proper alignment as well.
Your bridge is created from impressions your dentist makes of your teeth, so your caps are a perfect fit. Once in place, your dentist will ensure your bite is correct with your new bridge.