Bridges are a stationary (non-removable) dental prosthesis fixed to teeth, adjacent to a space. They are cemented or bonded to supporting teeth or implants to replace one or more missing teeth. These are also called a fixed partial denture. Just like fillings, there are many types of bridges and you and your dental team will discuss the best options for your case. The most popular bridge is made of porcelain because it most resembles your natural teeth. They are very durable and will last you many years, but like other dental restorations they may need to be replaced. Bridges are chosen to fill in spaces of missing teeth, to help restore your smile, as an alternative to removable dentures, or to help retain normal chewing and speaking.