A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removal) appliance that replaces missing teeth. When a tooth is missing, nearby teeth may shift to fill the empty space. In addition, the teeth in the opposite jaw may also shift toward the empty space. A bridge fills the empty space and helps prevent the shifting of teeth. As there are several types of bridges, on your first visit, the best option for each patient will be discussed. The traditional and most popular type is made of porcelain and fused into metal. Dental bridges are highly durable and can last many years