Dental bridges are a type of fixed prosthodontic used to restore a single, or multiple missing teeth. The teeth adjacent to the missing tooth/teeth are prepared to act as abutments for the bridge. In the case of multiple missing teeth, implants may be considered instead to act as abutments. The most common type of dental bridge replaces a single missing tooth, with crowns being placed on the abutment teeth and a pontic replacing the missing tooth. The pontic acts as the ‘bridge’ that covers the space left by the missing tooth. The process of placing a dental bridge is quick and can typically be completed in two appointments. The four steps to placing a dental bridge, including: Adjacent teeth will be prepared for crowns An impression will be taken and sent to a lab A temporary bridge will be placed. After fabrication of your bridge, it will be cemented in place.