A bridge is a method of fixed gap restoration that effectively fills gaps between teeth without the need of surgery or dentures. The restoration is made up of false teeth, which are anchored on to those adjacent to the gap to create a permanent solution.
There are 3 main types of treatment:
Fixed or conventional bridges require the capping of the two neighbouring teeth, on to which the false tooth is then fused. Cantilever bridges are similar, but only one neighbouring tooth is capped.
Maryland bridges require little or no preparation and instead the false tooth is bonded onto the adjacent teeth using wings.