If you are missing teeth, you have started down the path of changes that will eventually impact your oral health and jaw function. These changes include adjacent teeth moving. These teeth will drift and tilt. The opposing teeth will start to migrate towards the missing area. One of the better options to replace missing teeth and prevent these problems is a bridge. This is essentially a set of crowns on either side of the gap with a “pontic” or artificial tooth joining them together. Just like crowns, the bridge will be permanently cemented into the mouth.