A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. It uses teeth on either side of the missing tooth for support. The bridge can be metal, ceramic or ceramic covering metal. It typically requires multiple appointments to complete the process of getting a bridge. At the first appointment your doctor will take an impression or mold of your teeth for the temporary bridge. Next, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are prepared to make room for the bridge. They will become the support structure for your new tooth. At this point, another impression is taken of the prepared teeth which will be used to craft the final bridge. In the meantime, a temporary bridge is made and put into place while your final restoration is being expertly constructed by a dental laboratory. At a subsequent appointment, the temporary bridge is removed. The finale bridge is fitted and attached to your teeth. Once completed the area is now restored to optimal function and appearance.