A bridge or a fixed partial denture, which is a device, used to replace missing teeth that attach artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Bridges are either permanently attached (fixed bridges), or they can be removable. Fixed Prosthodontics is applied by either placing crowns on the abutment teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the support teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps or by precision attachments. The attachment procedure usually takes two or three appointments to complete. At the first appointment, the teeth on either side of the gap are prepared by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin. Since the bridge must be fabricated very precisely to ensure correct bite and to match the opposing tooth, impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to a lab where the bridge will be constructed. Permanent dentures are typically cemented to the natural teeth next to the space left by the missing tooth. A false tooth replaces the lost tooth. Crowns, which are cemented onto the natural teeth by the dentist, provide support for the bridge. An implant-supported partial denture or implant-supported bridge may be the best solution for you. Unlike a traditional fixed partial denture and fixed bridge, an implant-supported partial denture or bridge stays secure and strong, and won't cause problems with adjacent teeth. An implant-supported partial denture or bridge is so comfortable and natural, they'll look and feel just like your own teeth.