Bridges are very commonly used in substitution of one or more missing teeth. This type of prosthesis is cemented on teeth or implants, previously prepared to receive it, restoring esthetics and masticatory function.
The materials used in the confection of the bridges can be metal, porcelain fused to metal, composite, or porcelain only.
Fixed bridges, when properly designed and well adapted behave like natural teeth and require the same care, that is the proper brushing technique in correct time, complemented by the use of dental floss.
These types of prostheses can be supported by neighboring teeth that were lost and in the absence of natural teeth can be supported by dental implants alone.