A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. There are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. A “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal, and are made to resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.