If a tooth has been lost, crowns can be prepared on either side of the gap and a bridge manufactured by the laboratory. The bridge consists of two crowns with the replacement tooth attached to them and suspended in the gap. This is cemented into the mouth eliminating the need for a plate (denture).
Fixed - A set of one or more false teeth cemented in place in the mouth. Retainers secure the bridge to the teeth. Fixed-removable - A set of false teeth the dentist can remove but the patient cannot. Removable - A set of false teeth, usually held by clasps, that the patient can remove.
a partial denture which is a prosthetic replacement of one or more missing teeth cemented or attached to abutment teeth or implants adjacent to the space.