To put in a bridge, the dentist will prepare and shape the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth. The bridge consists of the replacement tooth and two crowns (caps) on each side. The crowns will fit over the prepared teeth to support the replacement tooth.
Current as of: March 25, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Arden G. Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry