Bridges can restore your smile, your ability to properly speak, chew and maintain your facial structure.  Bridges can also help avoid the remaining teeth from shifting out of position.  A bridge is made up of at least two crowns, one on each side of the gap, with a false tooth (or teeth) in the middle, literally bridging the gap between one or more missing teeth.  This type of treatment is a great way to replace one or multiple missing teeth in a short amount of time, using your existing teeth for support. Once placed and maintained properly, bridges can last many years or even decades.