A bridge is one method of replacing missing teeth. Crowns are prepared on the natural teeth adjacent to the missing teeth, and false teeth (pontics) are fused to the dental crowns. The whole unit of crowns and replacement teeth (pontics) is the dental bridge. It is cemented onto the natural teeth. The bridge is not removable; it stays fixed to the teeth. Dr. Grace, our knowledgeable dentist, may recommend a dental bridge in order to improve the function, health, and appearance of your smile. In the past, a dental bridge was the highest standard of care for replacing missing teeth and, in some cases, it still is. Dental implants can also be considered for tooth replacement. For more information on dental bridges, dental implants, and our other tooth replacement options, we welcome you to call or visit our dental office in Washington, DC.