A fixed dental bridge is a non-removable prosthesis that is permanently cemented to the natural teeth surrounding the gap present after losing a tooth. It requires to file down intact structure adjacent to the missing tooth. Crowns are then placed on the shaped teeth and attached to an artificial tooth.
For a long time, fixed bridges were the best alternative for people who had lost teeth, as they were quite successful and esthetically pleasing. Unfortunately, bridges can also present some problems because the natural teeth that lie on either side of the bridge are filed to accept the appliance. This step in the bridge-making procedure may make these teeth prone to bacterial plaque accumulations, decay, periodontal disease, and the possible need for future root canals.