A bridge is a restoration utilized when you have a missing tooth. When a tooth is missing, the other teeth in your mouth tend to shift and move into the space, which can cause extensive future problems with the function of your smile. A bridge utilizes the teeth on either side of the gap as the supportive structure for a lifelike, porcelain restoration. After a little tooth preparation, Dr. Whittle creates crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. Between these teeth, he will suspend, like a bridge, the porcelain restoration. The three pieces work in concert to restore form and function to that part of your smile, and the results look and feel completely natural.